Severe Weather Event
May 10, 2008
During the afternoon and early evening hours on May 10, 2008, a tornado outbreak occurred across eastern Oklahoma. This event was caused by a strong storm system moving across Kansas and combining with warm/moist air across Oklahoma. Storms rapidly developed around 5pm with several supercells in eastern Oklahoma. One supercell moved along the Oklahoma/Kansas border and produced a tornado that hit Picher, Oklahoma. Other storms developed farther south into Oklahoma with McAlester being impacted..
July 14th, Last Day to Apply for Individual Assistance - July 7, 2008.
Disaster Recovery Center to open June 5th, in Pittsburg County - June 3, 2008.
Public Assistance Approved for Three Counties - May 29, 2008.
Officials Advise Caution Against Potential Fraud in Wake of Disaster - May 29, 2008.
Governor Henry Announces Oklahoma Requests Public Assistance for Three Counties - May 29, 2008.
Gov. Henry Announces Federal Disaster Assistance Approved for Craig, Latimer, Pittsburg Counties - May 25, 2008.
Gov. Henry Requests Federal Disaster Assistance for Craig, Latimer, Pittsburg Counties - May 22, 2008.
Governor Henry applauds White House for quick approval of Ottawa County tornado aid - May 14, 2008.
Governor Henry Requests Disaster Assistance for Picher - May 14, 2008.
Pictures - Updated May 25, 2008.
Situation Update #4 - May 13, 2008.
Situation Update #3 - May 11, 2008.
Situation Update #2 - May 11, 2008.
Situation Update #1 - May 10, 2008.