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Gov. Fallin Declares 'State Of Emergency' For 35 Counties

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Strong straight line winds, large hail, flooding and tornadoes tore across the state causing the damage that prompted Gov. Fallin's declaration. Strong straight line winds, large hail, flooding and tornadoes tore across the state causing the damage that prompted Gov. Fallin's declaration.
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Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for 35 counties in the state that experienced heavy damage during Tuesday night's severe weather.

Strong straight line winds, large hail, flooding and tornadoes tore across the state causing the damage that prompted Gov. Fallin's declaration.

Those counties include Alfalfa, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Creek, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Harper, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Latimer, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, McClain, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pottawatomie, Stephens, Tillman, Tulsa, Washita, Woods, and Woodward.

Additional counties can be added to the declaration based on severe weather conditions that may crop up in the state in the coming days.

The storms that came through the state Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning have resulted in damage to homes, businesses and vehicles as well as numerous power outages. Damage assessments are still in progress. More severe weather is expected for later Wednesday evening.

Under the Governor's order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to speed up the delivery of supplies to local jurisdictions. The declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance, should it be necessary.

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