Fallin Declares State of Emergency For Payne County After 5.0 Earthquake
CUSHING, Oklahoma - Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for Payne County after Sunday's 5.0 earthquake near Cushing.
Officials say the earthquake caused substantial damage to more than 40 buildings in Cushing as damage assessments remain ongoing.
In a press release issued Tuesday morning, Fallin and state emergency management officials ask residents to submit photos of earthquake damage to their homes or businesses through the OK Emergency mobile application. You can also report damage by calling (918) 306-4151.
The state of emergency declaration allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. It also marks a first step toward seeking federal aid should it be necessary. The order lasts for 30 days. Other counties may be added if needed.
The OK Emergency app is available for Apple, Android, and Blackberry devices as well as any other smartphone, tablet or computer through the mobile site: www.emergency.ok.gov