Sapulpa City Officials Declare State Of Emergency
SAPULPA, Oklahoma - Sapulpa city leaders are asking for help from those living there to get much needed assistance from the state and federal government. The city took one of the first steps Thursday, declaring a state of emergency.
Now leaders need help figuring out just how much damage there is.
Sapulpa city leaders said the EF-1 tornado that ripped through town this weekend damaged nearly 500 properties. They're asking for residents and businesses to fill out a form online that will help the city get state and federal aid.
The storm uprooted trees, knocked down power lines and tore off roofs. The tornado hit late Saturday into Sunday, and one tree damage company says they have been busy since the weekend and the damage in Sapulpa is some of the worse they've seen.
"I've been all over Sapulpa, and I was surprised at how much damage there is here - there's lots of uproots," said Paul Nosak.
They're asking residents and business owners to fill out a short form about storm damage to their property.
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They say they'll use the data from the forms to request assistance from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and/or FEMA. You can fill out the form here.