Monday, January 31, 2011

Fallin: State Of Emergency Declared

Does this await us Tuesday morning?

Governor Fallin today declared a State of Emergency for all 77 counties as state officials continued their emergency response preparations for the blizzard forecasters say is heading toward the state.

Because the latest weather event could include possible power outages, emergency management authorities recommended issuing this declaration before the storm arrived so weight and size limits on state roadways could be waived to allow heavy power company vehicles to position themselves across the state.

“The winter storm heading toward Oklahoma has the potential to cause dangerous travel conditions and sub-freezing temperatures,” Fallin said. “This disaster declaration will make sure we can prepare for the winter weather ahead of the storm.”

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