Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Situation Update 2
May 21, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.
SEVERE WEATHER IMPACTS STATE
As a result of severe weather and flooding impacts across the state, the State Emergency Operations Center remains activated. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) remains in contact with emergency managers across the state and coordinating with agencies and organizations including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma Insurance Department, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services - Oklahoma Public Safety Broadband Network, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department State Parks Division, National Weather Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Oklahoma American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
RESIDENTS ASKED TO REPORT DAMAGE
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management continues to ask residents impacted by the recent storms to report damages to their property at damage.ok.gov or by calling 211. Reporting damage helps local and state emergency managers better coordinate response and recovery efforts. Residents can report damage to homes, businesses or agriculture through the online survey.
Canadian County Emergency Management reports approximately 190 personnel were evacuated earlier today from an oilfield camp at the Lake El Reno Trailer Park.
Osage County Emergency Management reports more than 100 people visited an evacuation shelter last night due to high water. Approximately 50 stayed overnight.
Stillwater Emergency Management reported numerous vehicle and home rescues occurred today due to flooding.
Pottawatomie County reports at least 10 homes were damaged and one barn was destroyed in early morning storms east of Dale.
Tulsa Area Emergency Management reports damage to homes between Pine Street and Newton after this morning’s storms. They are coordinating with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on preparedness efforts for the release of water at Keystone Dam.
Washington County Emergency Management reports numerous water rescues have occurred today and yesterday due to flooding.
Additional damage is reported from Monday night and Tuesday morning storms in Cherokee and Delaware counties.
County and municipal road closures are reported by officials in Grant, Lincoln, Logan, Okmulgee, and Payne counties.
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, 11 injuries have been reported by area hospitals.
American Red Cross reports the following evacuation shelters are open due to high water:
First Baptist Church, 1304 South 13th Street, Kingfisher
Crosstown Church of Christ, 3400 E. Admiral, Tulsa
First Baptist Church, 321 W. Illinois, Vinita
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3700 Woodland Road, Bartlesville
First Christian Church, 202 S. Wood Ave, Hominy
El Reno High School Jenks Simmons Annex, 211 N. Country Club, El Reno
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief mud out teams are assisting in Hominy.
RESERVOIR AND DAM UPDATE
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports many area lakes and reservoirs are at high levels due to recent rainfall. Controlled releases of at least 160,000 cubic feet per second are expected at Keystone Dam in northeastern Oklahoma.
Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) is releasing high volumes of water from Kerr Dam and Pensacola Dam beginning today. This may cause flooding in areas below Kerr Dam on Lake Hudson near Locust Grove and below Pensacola Dam near Langley. Residents in these areas should monitor local water levels and be prepared to evacuate. A flash flood warning is in effect for south central Mayes County/east central Wagoner County as well as northeastern Mayes County as a result of the releases.
STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE
The State EOC is responding to numerous requests for industrial-sized generators, sandbags, and swift water rescue teams.
Department of Environmental Quality reports they are working with local officials to identify debris sites and provide support to water districts.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports Mid-America Telephone Company is currently experiencing a service outage in Stonewall, OK affecting 827 customers.
There are 7,235 outages statewide.
OG&E - Total: 250
PSO - Total: 830
Scattered small outages in the following counties:
Beckham, Comanche, Craig, Delaware, Grady, Haskell, Le Flore, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Rogers, Stephens, Wagoner, Washington, and Washita counties.
COOPERATIVES (by county)
Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative - TOTAL: 1,236
Choctaw Electric Cooperative - TOTAL: 809
Lake Region Electric Cooperative - TOTAL: 597
Central Electric Cooperative - TOTAL: 84
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative - TOTAL: 83
Northfork Electric Cooperative - TOTAL: 68
Roger Mills: 39
CKenergy Electric Cooperative - TOTAL: 34
Harmon Electric Association - TOTAL: 30
Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports the following highways are closed:
- Alfalfa County - SH-8/SH-11 is closed between US-64 north of Cherokee to the SH-58 junction.
- Beckham County - The I-40 southern service road (old 66) at MM19 is closed for extended repairs due to road damage.
- Canadian County - US-270 is closed south and west of Calumet; SH-66 is narrowed between US-81 and Banner Rd. in El Reno
- Cherokee County - SH-80 is closed four miles west of Hulbert near Fort Gibson Lake.
- Delaware County - SH-127 is closed near Jay just west of US-59 due to a damaged drainage structure.
- Garfield County - SH-15 is closed between SH-74 and Billings; SH-74 is closed between Garber and SH-15.
- Grant County - US-81 is closed between Medford and Pond Creek; US-60 is closed between Pond Creek and I-35 in Kay County.
- Johnston County - SH-48A is closed to through traffic between the SH-48 junction in Coleman and SH-7 in Milburn due to a damaged construction detour.
- Kay County - US-77 is closed between SH-156 and southern Tonkawa; US-177 is closed just north of SH-11 in Blackwell.
- Logan County - SH-74 is closed at Skeleton Creek near SH-74D and south of SH-51; US-77 is closed at the Cimarron River north of Guthrie; US-77 is closed north of SH-74C near Guthrie; SH-74F is closed between Cashion and SH-33 due to pavement damage.
- Love County - SH-77-Scenic is closed at Lake Murray Spillway.
- Lincoln County - SH-18 is closed 7 miles north of Chandler at CR 840; US-177 is closed at the Deep Fork River just north of SH-66 near Wellston
- Mayes County - US-69A is closed east of US-69 south of Pryor; US-69 is closed north of SH-20 near Pryor; SH-20 is closed 3 miles west of the US-69 junction; SH-28 is closed 3.5 miles west of the US-69 junction.
- Noble County - SH-15 is closed between US-77 and Red Rock; SH-15 is closed just west of I-35 near Billings; SH-156 is closed between Marland and US-60/US-177 in Kay County; US-77 is closed at Black Bear Creek 4 miles north of Perry.
- Nowata County - SH-10 is closed east of US-169 near Lenapah due to damage to a drain.
- Pawnee County - US-64 is closed between Pawnee and SH-18.
- Ottawa County - SH-125 is closed one mile south of SH-10 in Miami.
- Tulsa County - SH-11 is closed from 76th St North to 186th St North; SH-20 is closed from US-75 to west of Skiatook.
- Washington County - SH-123 is closed between Bartlesville and Dewey.
To check current road conditions in Oklahoma, visit www.okroads.org.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
A State of Emergency remains in effect for 66 Oklahoma counties due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that began in April. Under the Executive Order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions. The declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.
The counties included in the declaration are: Adair, Alfalfa, Atoka, Beckham, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cleveland, Coal, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Custer, Delaware, Dewey, Garvin, Grady, Greer, Haskell, Hughes, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnston, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Latimer, Le Flore, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Marshall, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Roger Mills, Rogers, Seminole, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tillman, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington, Washita, and Woods.
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.