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.