Situation Update #2

Situation Update

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     Update #2

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Michelann Ooten, Public Information Officer, office (405) 521-2481; mobile 405-620-4498

STORM DAMAGE REPORTS

Affected counties: Cleveland, Carter, Grady, Grant, Kay, Lincoln, McLain, McIntosh, Noble, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, Seminole

Power Outages-Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports

OG&E – 34,373

AEP/PSO- 2871

Muncipal Electrics Out: Craig

Tecumseh, Wetumka

Alfalfa Electric Cooperative, Cherokee, OK:  500 outages – 60 to 80 poles down, mainly in Alfalfa and Grant counties

Caddo Electric Cooperative, Binger, OK:  All power restored to those who can safely receive electricity (Outage high of 225; less than 10 broken poles)

Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative, Seminole:  No report

Central Rural Electric Cooperative, Stillwater:  16 out – most in Noble County

Cimarron Electric Cooperative, Kingfisher:  less than 100 outages – 10 poles down

Cotton Electric Cooperative, Walters:  185 out – 178 in Stephens county; less than 25 poles down

Indian Electric Cooperative, Cleveland:  73 out, mainly west of Fairfax; 30 to 35 poles down

Kay Electric Cooperative, Blackwell:  328 out – mainly in Grant and Kay counties; about 200 poles down (three-phase, 4/0 line)

Northeastern Electric Cooperative, Vinita:  255 out – mostly in Delaware and Mayes counties (250 out near Pryor)

Northwestern Electric Cooperative, Woodward:  250 out – less than 25 poles down

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, Norman:  14,000 out – less than 50 poles down so far

People’s Electric Cooperative, Ada:  586 out – most located northeast of Pauls Valley, and north of Coalgate

Rural Electric Cooperative, Lindsay:  260 out – 20 poles down

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Anadarko:  13 substations out of service at this time – Pink, Moore, Shawnee, Hazel Dell, West Red Hill, Meeker, Garden Grove, Scissortail,    Prague, Chernicky, Paradigm and Liberty. Also, the WFEC microwave tower near Pink has been destroyed. (Franklin substation restored at approximately 8:20 p.m.)

Shelters

Harrah Church

101 S. Dobbs

Tecumseh City Hall

14 N. Broadway

Road Conditions

I-40 East at Choctaw Rd is stopped. Traffic is backed up for at least 3 miles. Westbound traffic is down to 1 lane.

I-35 Southbound closed at the OK/ Kansas line due to overturned semis.

State Highway 266 in McIntosh County west of Checotah and at Lottawatah is closed due to several overturned mobile homes and downed power lines and other roadway damage.

Fatalities (Correction)

1- SE 59th and Peebly Rd

3 -Cleveland County

Injuries

Requests have been made to hospitals and emergency services to report incoming injuries.

Pottowatomie County – 5 injuries all minor

OU medical center – 2 critical injuries

Oklahoma County – 22 injuries, not critical

Cleveland County – 28 injuries, 8 serious, 20 not critical

Local Damage Reports

Local authorities are assessing damage and conducting searches for survivors

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Next Situation Update — As necessary

For more information go to www.oem.ok.gov