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Gov. Mary Fallin Surveys Storm Damage In Bridge Creek

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Gov. Fallin, along with state emergency management and local officials, will survey damage caused by tornadoes and flooding Wednesday evening in Bridge Creek. Gov. Fallin, along with state emergency management and local officials, will survey damage caused by tornadoes and flooding Wednesday evening in Bridge Creek.
BRIDGE CREEK, Oklahoma -

Gov. Mary Fallin made a few remarks, along with other officials in Bridge Creek, just before touring the storm damage caused by tornadoes and heavy flooding on Wednesday.

Fallin, along with state emergency management and local officials began surveying the damage in the area around 11:30 a.m.

In her remarks to the media, Fallin stated that because Bridge Creek lacks a siren warning system, firefighters were the heroes, going door-to-door to warn residents.

The governor also warned about the possibility of more severe weather over the next few days and encouraged residents to stay weather aware.

5/7/2015 Related Story: Bridge Creek Residents Continue To Survey Damage Following Tornado

State emergency director Albert Ashwood echoed the need to stay aware of what Mother Nature throws at us through the weekend. Ashwood also said they will not do a complete damage assessment until all storms have passed, because they know there could be additional damage.

However, Ashwood said there is help available for people who need it now.

"Our community is our school and our school is our community. We've been through this before, unfortunately, and we'll come back stronger than before," said Superintendent of Bridge Creek Schools, David Morrow.

The governor has also declared a state of emergency for 12 counties due to tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding on Wednesday. The counties included in the governor's declaration are: Alfalfa, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Dewey, Garfield, Grady, Grant, Major, McClain and Oklahoma.

At least a dozen tornadoes and severe flooding caused widespread property damage in the affected areas. The storms resulted in at least 13 injuries.


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