Oklahoma National Guard assisting with flooding, tornado relief efforts
OKLAHOMA – It has been a busy week across the state for communities and first responders as severe storms brought flooding and tornadoes.
On May 23, the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management requested the Oklahoma National Guard for support in communities affected by flooding in northeast Oklahoma.
More than 250 soldiers have been working with communities and agencies.
Efforts include engineers building berms to contain rising water, filling sandbags for distribution to citizens, surveying levees for sand boils, aerial search and rescue and civilian evacuation flights.
The Oklahoma National Guard Civil Support Team also responded to the El Reno tornado damage to provide ground search and rescue.