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Oklahoma City Storm Damage Assessment Remains Ongoing

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EMSA transported a total of 52 patients to local hospitals for treatment of injuries suffered in the storms. Of those, 13 patients were from an RV park near I-35 and SE 44th St. Two of those patients are listed in critical condition. EMSA transported a total of 52 patients to local hospitals for treatment of injuries suffered in the storms. Of those, 13 patients were from an RV park near I-35 and SE 44th St. Two of those patients are listed in critical condition.
So far, the one confirmed fatality from Wednesday’s storms was that of a 42-year-old woman who drowned in her storm shelter at a home near SE 164th St. in southeast OKC. So far, the one confirmed fatality from Wednesday’s storms was that of a 42-year-old woman who drowned in her storm shelter at a home near SE 164th St. in southeast OKC.
Damage assessment crews deployed Thursday morning to a 70-square-mile area on the south side of the metro and are expected to know more later in the afternoon. Damage assessment crews deployed Thursday morning to a 70-square-mile area on the south side of the metro and are expected to know more later in the afternoon.
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Crews continue to conduct damage assessments in OKC as flood waters recede and the metro prepares for another round of severe weather on Thursday and into the weekend.

Many mobile homes, vehicles and small buildings were destroyed or heavily damaged. The most significant flood damage is along Lightning Creek. Six damage assessment teams are continuing to evaluate a 70-square mile area, which could take several days or longer as more storms arrive. A seventh damage assessment team is set to begin work Friday.

So far, the one confirmed fatality from Wednesday's storms was that of a 43-year-old woman who drowned in her storm shelter at a home near SE 164th St. in southeast OKC.

5/6/2015 Related Story: Police: Woman Downs After Being Trapped In Storm Shelter

EMSA transported a total of 52 patients to local hospitals for treatment of injuries suffered in the storms. Of those, 13 patients were from an RV park near I-35 and SE 44th St. Two of those patients are listed in critical condition.

The majority of the total injuries in OKC were due to falls and vehicle crashes.

OKC fire crews were called out to approximately 150 high-water assistance calls. By comparison, the fire department usually responds to 190 calls on any given day.

Will Rogers World Airport received some flood damage but is still operational.

Some OKC municipal buildings also suffered some damage from flooding, however major city operations went largely unaffected.

The Oklahoma Red Cross is operating a shelter at Santa María Virgen Episcopal Church, located at 5500 S Western Ave., to provide a shelter and access to services for people affected by the storms. Services are available in English and Spanish.

About 50 people stayed at the shelter overnight, the Red Cross reported.

Learn more if you need assistance or would like to volunteer to help storm victims.

OKC Animal Welfare also has a shelter for pets at the Red Cross shelter. Services including veterinary care are available. Anyone who finds an animal needing assistance in a storm-damaged are can call the Animal Shelter's dispatch line at (405) 297-2255.

Lost a pet? Try to find it online!

5/6/2015 Related Story: Severe Storms Produce Tornadoes, Cause Damage In Central Oklahoma

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