Governor: All 77 Counties Under State of Emergency

Flood closing highway

Governor Kevin Stitt has declared all 77 counties in Oklahoma under a state of emergency due to the flooding and severe storms.

The governor said, “As severe weather and heavy rainfall have continued, numerous areas have experienced widespread, significant flooding, tornadoes, high winds, and large hail. Damage assessments are ongoing and, in some areas, cannot be completed until floodwater recedes.”

Under the executive order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions. The declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.

Oklahoma roads still impacted by this week's flooding
Oklahoma roads still impacted by this week's flooding
With historic rainfall, many roads are closed around the state.
Runaway barges hit dam and sink
Runaway barges hit dam and sink
A dam on the Arkansas River near Webbers Falls held together after being hit by two runaway barges.
 
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