Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Situation Update 1
May 31, 2013 - 11 p.m.
SEVERE WEATHER IMPACTS STATE
Due to severe weather conditions across Oklahoma today, the State Emergency Operations Center has been activated. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact with emergency managers across the state and coordinating with the Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
Canadian County Emergency Management reports several homes damaged and destroyed near El Reno and Union City.
Moore Emergency Management reports a large area of town without power as well as flooding and downed tree limbs.
Oklahoma City Emergency Management reports localized power outages, extensive flash flooding throughout the city, minor building flooding, and debris from trees and other vegetation. Multiple road blocks, wrecks, and road closures are also reported. Police, Fire, and Public Works are responding to multiple storm related calls for service throughout the city.
Damage assessments in the impacted areas are ongoing.
FATALITIES AND INJURIES
Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports two fatalities related to today’s storms.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 12 storm related injuries. Additionally, all Oklahoma City area hospitals are operational and reporting no damage.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports I-44 at 119th St is closed due to power lines down. I-40 in metro is open. I-40 in El Reno area is restricted to one lane each direction. I-235 & 50th is still closed by Oklahoma City Police Department.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is reporting the following highways closed due to high water:
Oklahoma City metro area - I-35 has reopened. Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews are working closely with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to close interstates and highways metro-wide as necessary. All travel is strongly discouraged as emergency crews continue to respond to tornado damage and flooding.
Nowata County - SH-10 east of Lenapah remains closed due to high water.
Drivers are cautioned to heed warning signs and not to drive around barricades.
To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS, call the Department of Public Safety's ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 888-425-2385.
SHELTERS AND MASS CARE
American Red Cross reports they have opened a temporary shelter at Christ Church of Yukon at 620 W Vandament Ave.
The Salvation Army reports canteens are on standby to assist local communities as needed.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports at least 86,200 outages related to the storm.
Bethel Acres: 55
Del City: 4,941
El Reno: 2,159
Midwest City: 4,897
Nicoma Park: 82
OKC E: 1,460
OKC N: 13,119
OKC S: 265
OKC W: 3,447
Valley Brook: 85
OKC Metro Total: 71,495
Oklahoma Electric Cooperative
Largest outage areas: SE. OKC, Moore, Tuttle, Yukon, Norman, Mustang, Goldsby
Largest outage areas: El Reno, Mustang
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative
Shawnee, Tecumseh areas
Chickasha area: 825
Bartlesville, Ramona, Carnes, Nowata: 14
Sand Springs: 1
Central Rural Electric Cooperative
Payne County: 188
Noble County: 154
Logan County: 36
Pawnee County: 2
Indian Electric Cooperative
Drumwright, Stillwater areas
Most along Oklahoma border S. of Coffeyville, KS
For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. Please only call 911 for emergencies.