State Activates Emergency Operations Center

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 1:17 pm
By: News 9

Due to severe weather anticipated today across Oklahoma, the State Emergency Operations Center activated at noon Tuesday.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact with emergency managers across the state and coordinating with numerous agencies and organizations including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, National Weather Service, American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

The Commissioner of Public Safety, as authorized by the Governor, has announced that due to inclement weather state agencies may temporarily reduce non-essential services beginning at 1500 on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016, and ending at 1700 on Tuesday, April 26th. 2016, for the following counties:  Canadian, Cleveland, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, and Pottawatomie.  State employees designated to maintain basic minimum services (staff essential functions) should remain at work or report to work as scheduled.