Governor Mary Fallin declares State of Emergency due to winter storms

Posted on: 3:17 pm, December 5, 2013, by , updated on: 04:32pm, December 5, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin Thursday declared a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to the winter storm impacting the state.

Because the weather event is expected to include prolonged sub-freezing temperatures, dangerous road conditions and power outages, emergency management authorities recommended issuing this declaration before the full brunt of the storm arrives.

Governor Fallin warned Oklahomans to stay off the roads if at all possible.

The weather is bad and getting worse,” said Fallin. “Emergency personnel are coordinating with state and local officials to ensure we are prepared and ready for whatever comes our way.”