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Emergency Officials: 9 Storm-Related Deaths In OK This Month

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Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management released a report Monday evening regarding injuries and fatalities as a result of severe weather in May 2015.

According to the report, the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said one person died in Bryan County as a result of Monday's storms. Additional details have not been released on this fatality.

Three fatalities are now attributed to Saturday and Sunday's storms, emergency officials said.

  • A 44-year-old male firefighter died in Claremore while trying to perform a water rescue.
  • A 33-year-old female died in a traffic collision in Tulsa.
  • A 37-year-old male died in Sapulpa.

5/6/2015 Related Story: Homes and Businesses Destroyed In Severe Storms Across Central Oklahoma

Five fatalities are attributed to storms earlier this month, according to the emergency management report.

  • A 43-year-old female in Oklahoma City was found dead in her cellar on May 7.
  • An 81-year-old male was found dead near Tupelo in Coal County on May 10.
  • A 60-year-old man was found dead in Le Flore County on May 13.
  • A 56-year-old male died in Cole as a result of storms beginning on May 19.
  • A 34-year-old male was found dead in Hugo on May 22.

5/7/2015 Related Story: ME's Office Identifies OKC Woman Who Drowned In Storm Shelter

The report said this marks a total of nine storm-related deaths since May 5.

Additionally, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said a total of 49 injuries were reported from previous storms this month.

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