State of Emergency issued for county devastated by Oklahoma tornado

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a State of Emergency for Ottawa County after a tornado killed one person and destroyed several buildings in one Oklahoma town.

Authorities say one person was killed in Quapaw when a tornado hit the town early Sunday evening.

The tornado destroyed at least five businesses and other structures, including the city’s fire station.

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“Our hearts and prayers are with those who have been affected by Sunday’s tornado,” Fallin said. “The state is prepared to offer every resource available to assist with cleanup, rebuilding and recovery.”

Under the Executive Order, state agencies can make emergency purchases needed to get resources to the local areas in need.