Governor declares state of emergency for winter weather

Posted on: 1:54 pm, February 25, 2013, by and , updated on: 01:59pm, February 25, 2013

Snow in Weatherford - Hannah Otey

Snow in Weatherford - Hannah Otey

OKLAHOMA CITY – A state of emergency has been declared for 56 Oklahoma counties because of the winter storm, excessive snow and severe weather affecting most of the state.

Governor Mary Fallin asked Lt. Governor Todd Lamb to declare the State of Emergency Monday.

Counties included in the State of Emergency:

  • Adair
  • Alfalfa
  • Beaver
  • Beckham
  • Blaine
  • Caddo
  • Canadian
  • Cherokee
  • Cimarron
  • Cleveland
  • Comanche
  • Cotton
  • Craig
  • Creek
  • Custer
  • Delaware
  • Dewey
  • Ellis
  • Garfield
  • Grady
  • Grant
  • Greer
  • Harmon
  • Harper
  • Jackson
  • Kay
  • Kingfisher
  • Kiowa
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Major
  • Mayes
  • McClain
  • McIntosh
  • Muskogee
  • Noble
  • Nowata
  • Okfuskee
  • Oklahoma
  • Okmulgee
  • Osage
  • Ottawa
  • Pawnee
  • Payne
  • Pottawatomie
  • Roger Mills
  • Rogers
  • Seminole
  • Texas
  • Tillman
  • Tulsa
  • Wagoner
  • Washington
  • Washita
  • Woods
  • Woodward

Lt. Gov. Lamb said more counties may be added as needed.

“I am urging Oklahomans in the impacted areas to take winter storm precautions and stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary,” Lt. Gov. Lamb said. “This is a very serious winter storm and we want Oklahomans to stay safe.”

The Executive Order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. It is also a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.

Under the Executive Order, the state of emergency lasts for 30 days.