STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR OKLAHOMA AFTER STORMS

News 9 - April 28, 2024 10:45 am

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Gov. Kevin Stitt issued a state of emergency declaration for 12 counties across Oklahoma.

The counties included in that declaration include Carter, Cotton, Garfield, Hughes, Kay, Lincoln, Love, Murray, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Payne and Pontotoc counties.

The declaration was issued after storms spawned multiple tornadoes across Oklahoma on Saturday, from the mid-morning hours through overnight hours into Sunday. It suspends the rules for “size and weight permits of oversized vehicles transporting materials and supplies critical to recovery efforts, emergency relief, and power restoration,” according to a press release issued Sunday morning.

The declaration lasts for 30 days.

 

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