Emergency Center Opened to Deal with Oklahoma Storm

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma State Emergency Operations Center has been activated due to a winter storm that has crossed the state and left at least three dozen people injured and another storm that was headed toward Oklahoma.

The Thursday storm prompted Gov. Mary Fallin to declare a state of emergency for all 77 counties.

State Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain says the center includes the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Salvation Army, American Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies.

The Health Department reports 36 storm-related injuries. The severity of the injuries was not released.

Officials say most roads in the state are considered slick and hazardous.

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