Governor Mary Fallin declared a State of Emergency for all 77 counties in Oklahoma on Tuesday following statewide flooding, severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds that have struck the state since Friday. The storm system has brought widespread heavy rain and high winds across Oklahoma causing wind damage to power poles, trees, roofs and structures. Numerous tornadoes have also been reported, and more severe weather and flooding is possible again this weekend.
Fallin’s executive order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. The state of emergency lasts for 30 days.