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GOV. HENRY, ATTORNEY GENERAL EDMONDSON WARNS AGAINST GOUGING AS RITA LOOMS

Oklahoma City - Gov. Brad Henry and Attorney General Drew Edmondson cautioned gas stations and other retailers across Oklahoma that the State of Oklahoma will crack down on incidents of price-gouging as the nation braces for another potentially devastating hurricane.  more

 

OKLAHOMA RESPONDERS TO RECEIVE EQUIPMENT THOUGH DHS'S COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT DIRECT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CEDAP)

Seven Oklahoma agencies received Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) awards through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  The awards provide equipment for communications interoperability, information sharing, chemical detection, sensor devices, and personal protective equipment to jurisdictions throughout the nation.  more 

 

GOVERNOR HENRY ANNOUNCES BOOST IN NATIONAL GUARD BENEFITS

Oklahoma City - Governor Brad Henry announced that Oklahoma National Guard members who have been activated for Hurricane Katrina efforts will receive full federal pay and benefits for their work.  In recent days, state officials had sought an enhanced compensation package for guard members and were informed today that the federal government had approved the request.  more

 

GOVERNOR HENRY ANNOUNCES OKLAHOMA TO RECEIVE FEDERAL ASSISTANCE IN WAKE OF HURRICANE KATRINA

Oklahoma City -- At the request of Gov. Brad Henry, President Bush has approved a federal emergency declaration for the State of Oklahoma, the Governor announced today. The designation will bolster the state?s multi-pronged relief efforts helping victims of Hurricane Katrina.  more

 

PRESIDENT APPROVES EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR OKLAHOMA

WASHINGTON, D.C. ? Michael D. Brown, Department of Homeland Security?s Principal Federal Official for Hurricane Katrina response and head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available to Oklahoma to supplement its efforts to assist evacuees from areas struck by Hurricane Katrina.  more

 

GOVERNOR HENRY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY TO STRENGTHEN RELIEF EFFORTS FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

Oklahoma City - Gov. Brad Henry has declared a state of Emergency in response to the impact that Hurricane Katrina's relief efforts is having on Oklahoma.  The declaration is necessary for Oklahoma to continue providing mutual aid and state assets to those affected by the hurricane.  more

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ASKS RESPONDERS NOT TO SELF-DISPATCH TO AREAS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) strongly discourages ?self-dispatching? of assets, as this practice endangers responders and threatens overall operational control.  more

 

GOV. HENRY PROCLAIMS SEPTEMBER NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH, ACTIVITIES SLATED ACROSS OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City - For the second year, the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) joins the rest of the nation in encouraging citizens to be proactive by participating in Naitonal Preparedness Month 2005.  Gov. Henry issued a proclamation today declaring September to be National Preparedness Month and calling on Oklahomans to recognize the importance of preparing for potential emergencies.  more

 

 

Special Announcements

  • September is NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH and more than 190 national organizations and all 56 states and territories are highlighting the importance of public emergency preparedness during September.

Interesting Facts

  • National Preparedness Month is a nationwide coordinated effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools.

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