State of Emergency Declared in Oklahoma amid Severe Storms, Floods
Posted by feww on June 15, 2016
State of Emergency Declared for 9 Oklahoma Counties Due to Floods, Storms —Lt. Gov.
The counties covered in the declaration include Caddo, Carter, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Grady, McClain, Murray and Stephens.
The declaration can be amended to add additional counties if conditions warrant.
Since Saturday, these Oklahoma counties have experienced flooding, severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds. Initial reports show damage in numerous communities including Apache, Cyril, Lawton, Maysville and Walters. Further damage assessments are ongoing, Oklahoma Governor’s Office said.
The extreme weather events beginning June 11 have caused extensive damage to public and private properties within the State.
Under the executive order, the state of emergency lasts for 30 days.