Oklahoma governor declares state of emergency after storms hit state

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Fallin declares state of emergency for entire state due to damaging ice and floodwaters.

Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency in Oklahoma after storms over the weekend caused floods, coated roads with ice and left about 60,000 customers without power on Monday. OKLAHOMA CITY – A devastating early winter storm struck the Sooner State this weekend, resulting in damaging floods and ice, which led to close to 100,000 homes without power, throughout the state.

The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules. The declaration issued on Sunday covers all 77 counties, remains in effect for 30 days and allows state agencies to make purchases for disaster relief and preparedness.

Oklahoma utility OG&E reported on Sunday that their crews were still out repairing damaged power lines and transformers and that they had no estimated time for completion of their arduous task. The websites’ administration has the right to delete comments made in languages ​​other than the language of the majority of the websites’ content. pursues commercial objectives, contains improper advertising, unlawful political advertisement or links to other online resources containing such information; doesn’t follow standard rules of the English language, for example, is typed fully or mostly in capital letters or isn’t broken down into sentences. According to Oklahoma Gas and Electric, the state’s largest utility provider, more than 58,000 customers statewide were without power as of 8 a.m. local time on Monday, mostly in central and northwestern Oklahoma.

The state’s second-largest provider, American Electric Power-Public Service of Oklahoma, reported an additional 1,700 customers in southwestern Oklahoma without electricity Monday morning.

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