Gov. Fallin approves transfer of emergency funds to repair flood control structures

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Last spring, dozens of structures in 16 counties were damaged when heavy rain caused flooding across the state.

On Tuesday, Gov. Fallin approved the transfer of $1.8 million from the state emergency fund so Oklahoma can qualify for federal funds needed to repair flood control structures.

“These structures are absolutely vital to protect Oklahomans and their property should the state receive record rainfall again like it did last year,” said Fallin.

Experts say Oklahoma has more than 2,100 watershed upstream flood control dams to slow down flood waters.