Severe Weather Event
May 10, 2010
The afternoon of May 10, 2010, saw a significant severe weather event across central and eastern Oklahoma. A small but strong weather system moved into Oklahoma during the afternoon hours. As this system approached, warm and moist air moved into the state. Clear skies allowed temperatures to warm into the 80s. These ingredients combined with strong atmospheric winds to favor widespread severe thunderstorms. As storms formed around 3pm in northern Oklahoma and 4pm in southwest Oklahoma, they quickly became severe and developed rotation, called a supercell. These storms moved very quickly northeast and east, producing destructive hail and strong winds. Several of the storms also produced tornadoes, with some long-track tornadoes noted. Storm damage surveys show at least two EF-4 struck just east of Oklahoma City with an estimated 20+ tornadoes on this day.
FEMA approves additional disaster aid for May storms - July 12, 2010.
Oklahoma Senior Benefits Secure, even with Disaster Assistance - July 12, 2010.
5.6 million in Federal Disaster Aid approved for Oklahomans - June 25, 2010.
Help FEMA Find YOU if you have already Registered for Assistance - June 19, 2010.
More than $2.7 million in Assistance to Oklahomans - June 16, 2010.
Two Disaster Recover Centers to Transition to SBA Loan Centers - June 16, 2010.
Appealing an Ineligibility Letter May turn a 'No' to a 'Yes' - June 11, 2010.
FEMA Grants Public Assistance for 10 Counties Impacted by May Storms - June 11, 2010.
Disaster Recovery Centers to Open in Seminole, Okfuskee, and Carter Counties - June 9, 2010.
Renters Advised to not miss out on Disaster Assistance - June 7, 2010.
Some Disaster Recovery Centers Transition to SBA Loan Centers - June 7, 2010.
Housing Inspectors Visiting Oklahoma Neighborhoods - May 31, 2010.
Governor Henry requests Public Assistance for 10 Counties impacted by May Tornadoes - June 3, 2010.
Discarding Your SBA Loan Packet could be like Throwing Away Money - June 2, 2010.
Frequently Asked Questions above Disaster Assistance in Oklahoma - June 1, 2010.
Oklahoma Layers Offering Free Online Legal Advice to Storm Victims - June 1, 2010.
Oklahomans Receive More than $725,000 in Assistance in less than a week - May 29, 2010.
Garvin and Creek Counties Added to Disaster Declaration - May 28, 2010.
State/Federal Community Relation Teams Knocking on Doors - May 28, 2010.
Disaster Unemployment Benefits - external link - May 28, 2010.
Disaster Recovery Centers to Open - May 27, 2010.
Declaration delivers individual assistance to seven counties - May 24, 2010.
Gov. Henry announces individual assistance for seven counties - May 24, 2010.
Gov Henry requests federal aid for first wave of May tornadoes - May 20, 2010.
Individual Assistance Damage Assessment - May 20, 2010.
Situation Update #8 - May 17, 2010.
Norman, OK, Damage Assessment - Pictures - May 16, 2010.
Governor Henry Tours Damage Areas - Pictures - May 16, 2010.
Severe Weather Preparedness Tips - May 14, 2010.
Have a NOAA Weather Radio - May 14, 2010.
Situation Update #7 - May 14, 2010.
Situation Update #6 - May 13, 2010.
Tips on not being victimized by fraudulent activity - May 13, 2010.
Situation Update #5 - May 12, 2010.
Situation Update #4 - May 11, 2010.
NWS Norman's Event Summary Page
State of Emergency - May 11, 2010.
Situation Update 3 - May 11, 2010.
Situation Update 2 - May 10, 2010.
Situation Update 1 - May 10, 2010.