Friday, July 9, 2010

Askins Declares 63-County State Of Emergency

Lt. Governor Jari Askins today declared a state of emergency for 63 counties after torrential downpours and flooding.

Askins approved the paperwork declaring the emergency at the request of Governor Henry. The governor is attending the annual meeting of the National Governors Association and a meeting of the Council of Governors in Boston.

“We urge everyone to use caution as storms continue across our state,” Askins said. “I want to extend my thanks to the emergency crews and the news media for keeping the public safe and informed during this life-threatening crisis. Once again, our heroic responders have demonstrated the ‘Oklahoma Standard.’”

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