City Officials Concerned Over Number Of Storm-Related Deaths

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 11:54 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa city leaders say the deaths overnight demonstrate how dangerous it can be staying in a home with no power. PSO says more than 2,500 workers from across the country are making good progress in getting the power turned back on, but they hope to do even better Thursday and Friday.

In the meantime, the Tulsa Fire Department says too many people are dying in fires or other accidents at home.

"This is not something that can happen, this is something that is happening and people are perishing as a result of following the proper safety procedures as they attempt to stay warm," said Tulsa Fire Captain Larry Bowles.

Tulsa Fire officials say you should never leave a candle unattended, never try to heat your home with a gas stove, and never run a generator inside a house or even a garage.

Watch the video: Accident Deaths Alarm Fire Department

Tulsa Police say crime was down across the city overnight, but officers are still out in force with the hope of stopping crime.

Watch the video: Tulsa Overnight Crime Update

Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor says residents need to document everything when it comes to this week's ice storm damage.

Watch the video: Mayor Says Residents Need To Document Everything

Emergency Operations Director Mike McCool says federal and state officials are in the Tulsa area and working with various agencies to help with disaster assistance.

Watch the video: FEMA Disaster Supply Status