Chickashanews.com

Oklahoma News

July 12, 2010

H2Oh, so wet

(Continued)

Grady County included

on flood emergency list

OKLAHOMA CITY  — State officials Friday declared a state of emergency for Grady County and 62 other Oklahoma counties following severe storms and flooding across the state.

At the request of Gov. Brad Henry, Lt. Gov. Jari Askins approved the paperwork declaring the emergency. The governor is attending the annual meeting of the National Governors Association and a meeting of the Council of Governors in Boston.

“We urge everyone to use caution as storms continue across our state,” Lt. Gov. Askins said. “I want to extend my thanks to the emergency crews and the news media for keeping the public safe and informed during this life-threatening crisis. Once again, our heroic responders have demonstrated the ‘Oklahoma Standard.’”

Since Tuesday, the state has experienced multiple storms that have flooded streets and homes and contributed to at least two drowning deaths.  The emergency declaration covers a number of different weather events that began July 6. Counties included in the declaration are: Adair, Atoka, Beckham, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cleveland, Coal, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Custer, Delaware, Garvin, Grady, Greer, Harmon, Haskell, Hughes, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnston, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Latimer, LeFlore, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Marshall, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Roger Mills, Rogers, Seminole, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tillman, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington and Washita

The declaration provides a formal mechanism for local governments to seek reimbursement for recovery costs through the state’s disaster public assistance program should conditions warrant. The executive order is also the first step toward seeking federal aid should it be necessary.

Additional counties may be added to the executive order as necessary.

For more information contact: Michelann Ooten, Oklahoma Emergency Management, 405-205-1879

Text Only
Oklahoma News
  • Drought Monitor Drought Intensifies

    May 6, 2011 1 Photo

  • Oklahoma prison inmate recaptured

    Jackie Brannon Correctional Center officials say an inmate has been recpatured.
    Deputy Ward Rick Moham says an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper picked up Stephen G. Thomas without incident just before 1 p.m. Tuesday on the Indian Nations Turnpike (U.S. 75) south of McAlester.

    July 14, 2010

  • US_Plains.jpg H2Oh, so wet

    July 12, 2010 1 Photo

  • 6-16 high water.jpg DEADLY DOUSING

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Record-busting rainfall and ensuing flooding in Oklahoma led to at least one death, officials confirmed Tuesday, a day after several dramatic rescues of people who took treetops and roofs to escape swift-moving waters.

    June 16, 2010 1 Photo

  • Flash flooding strands motorists in OKC

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Flash flooding across the Oklahoma City area stranded motorists on their morning commutes Monday, prompting at least a half-dozen rescues and at least three interstate closures, authorities said.
    No injuries were immediately reported but drivers were being warned to stay off the roads, Oklahoma Police Lt. Gamille Hardin said. Portions of interstates 35, 44 and 235 were closed, as were numerous smaller thoroughfares in and out of the metro area.

    June 15, 2010

  • Okla. City woman dies in fiery Grady Co. crash

    NEWCASTLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma City woman has been killed in a fiery collision with a tractor-trailer rig at an Interstate 44 toll plaza in Grady
    County.

    May 26, 2010

  • Families need to prepare before the storm

    CHICKASHA, Okla. –If there is one thing that holds true, springtime weather in Oklahoma can be volatile. Oklahomans were reassured of that fact with the outbreak of tornadoes recently across the state.

    May 26, 2010

  • Agency honors Chickasha native for 25 years of service to citizens

    Oklahoma City — Oklahoma Commission for Rehabilitation Services recently honored Chickasha native Jeannie Milligan for 25 years of service to the State of Oklahoma and its citizens with disabilities.

    May 17, 2010

  • Duncan man pleads guilty

    Richard Bishop, 36, of Oklahoma City, pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to serve 180 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to steal ephedrine to supply to methamphetamine cooks, Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, said.

    May 10, 2010

  • Twelve Bailey Scholars named at OSU

    Twelve Oklahoma State University students have been awarded Bailey Family Memorial Trust Scholarships that will enable them to study abroad during the upcoming academic year.

    May 10, 2010