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Oklahoma Governor Declares State Of Emergency Due To Tornadoes, Flooding

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Governor Mary Fallin speaking with Six in the Morning Tuesday Governor Mary Fallin speaking with Six in the Morning Tuesday

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin Tuesday declared a State of Emergency for 14 Oklahoma counties due to tornadoes, severe storms, straight line winds and flooding that began Sunday.

The counties included in the declaration are: Adair, Blaine, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Kiowa, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Rogers and Wagoner.

The declaration can be amended to add additional counties if conditions warrant.

The governor spoke with the News On 6 about the impact of this week's weather on NE Oklahoma. [watch video]

Since Sunday, these Oklahoma counties have experienced tornadoes, straight line winds, damaging hail and flooding. Initial assessments show more than 80 structures were damaged and power lines were downed by the storms.

Under the Executive Order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions. The declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.

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