Gov. Stitt Declares State Of Emergency Due To Winter Storm

Friday, February 12th 2021, 1:50 pm
By: News 9

Gov. Kevin Stitt declared a state of emergency on Friday ahead of predictions of blizzard-like conditions in Oklahoma.

All 77 counties are under this state of emergency order that was filed on Friday with the Oklahoma Secretary of State.

Oklahoma first saw extreme freezing temperatures and winter weather on Sunday, Feb. 7, according to the executive order.

News 9 Chief Meteorologist David Payne predicts a large snow storm will arrive and blanket Oklahoma on Sunday.

The state emergency operations plan was activated.

While all officials urge Oklahomans to stay off the roads when winter weather impacts travel safety, if you must get out on the roads, take the following precautions:

  1. Let others know your planned route and expected arrival time
  2. Check brakes, wipers, fluids and tire pressure
  3. Pack warm clothing, blankets, a flashlight, an ice scraper, sand or cat litter, jumper cables, non-perishable food and drinking water
  4. Charge your phone before you go and take a charging cord with you.
  5. Allow extra time for your drive. Slow down and avoid distractions.
  6. Buckle up.

The executive order will expire in 30 days.

Click here to view the order.