Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Situation Update 14
January 31, 2010, 9 p.m.
WINTER STORM CONTINUES TO IMPACT STATE
The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) is in contact with emergency managers across the state. Agencies and organizations represented at the State EOC include the: American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Oklahoma Military Department, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 2-1-1 Oklahoma, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA.
Seven fatalities are now attributed to the winter storm.
The Office of the State Medical Examiner reports:
-- An 86-year-old Yukon man died today due to injuries sustained Friday when he slipped and fell while shoveling snow.
-- A 79-year-old Harmon County woman was found dead in her house where there was no power and the inside temperature was 30 degrees on Saturday.
-- A 59-year-old Geary woman was found dead outside her home Saturday.
-- A 62-year-old Anadarko man was found dead today in his travel trailer where there was no power and the inside temperature was 28 degrees.
-- A 73-year-old Pontotoc County man died Saturday in a house fire after using a wood-burning stove due to power outages.
-- A 70-year-old Ada woman died Friday after a propane tank exploded at her home. The propane tank was being used to fuel a generator due to power outages. Her husband was hospitalized in critical condition due to the incident.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reports:
-- A 33-year-old Holdenville man died today in a one-vehicle crash one mile north of US 270 on SH 48 in Hughes County. A passenger in the car, another Holdenville man, was treated and released from Holdenville General Hospital.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports 79,393 homes and businesses are without electric service due to the winter storm, which includes the following.
PSO reports 30,871 customers without power including those in:
Chickasha area - 8,826
Hobart area - 6,094
Lawton area - 13,885
Tipton area - 1,952
The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority reports 14,946 customers are without power in:
Granite 613 Manitou 209
The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC) reports 30,847 customers are without power in:
Caddo Electric, Binger: 6,270
Canadian Valley Electric, Seminole: 3,000
Cotton Electric, Walters: 9,635
East Central OK Electric, Okmulgee: 430
Harmon Electric Association, Hollis: 3,303
Kiwash Electric, Cordell: 1,150
Northfork Electric, Sayre: 64
Oklahoma Electric, Norman: 199
People’s Electric, Ada: 1,496
Rural Electric, Lindsay: 3,800
Southwest Rural Electric, Tipton: 1,500
OG&E reports 2,729 customers (including 730 in Wayne and 542 in Seminole) are without service.
SHELTERS AND MASS FEEDING
The following 48 shelters and warming centers are open:
Ada – Lazer Zone Family Fun Center, 14601 CR 3544
Altus – First Baptist Church, 300 N. Main
Altus – Altus Community Center, 401 Falcon Rd
Anadarko -- First Baptist Church, 700 Pettree
Apache – Clark Community Center, 301 E. Evans St
Asher -- First Baptist Church, 109 E. Main St
Brindle – Brindle Corner, 20107 E. Robinson Hwy 9
Canton -- Canton Town Hall, 207 N. Garfield
Carnegie – First Assembly of God Church, 715 E. Oklahoma
Carnegie – Kiowa Complex, 100 Kiowa Way
Carnegie -- Carnegie Elementary School, 202 West 4th St.
Cement -- School Gym, 201 N. Main Street
Chickasha - Grady County Fairgrounds, 500 East Choctaw
Concho -- Concho Community Hall, 200 Wolf Robe Circle
Cyril – Cyril Senior Center, 3 Ohio St
Duncan - Stephens County Fairgrounds, 2002 S 13th Street
Elgin – Elgin Fire Department, 7892 US Highway 277
Elmore City – First Baptist Church, 107 S Texas Ave.
Granite – Granite Public School, 206 W. Parker
Hobart - First Methodist Church, 201 S. Washington
Hollis -- Hollis Civic Center, 208 W. Jones
Lawton – Comanche Tribe Elder Center, 1107 SW H Ave
Lawton – Comanche Nation College, 1608 SW 9th
Lawton – Hunting Horse Methodist, SW 25th & E Ave.
Lawton -- Cameron Baptist Church, 2621 SW C Ave.
Lindsay -- Calvary Baptist Church, 5th and Chickasaw
Mangum - Church of New Beginnings, 408 North Tittle Ave.
Marlow -- First Baptist Church of Marlow, 213 North Broadway
Maysville – First Baptist Church, 300 Ripley St
Pauls Valley – Garvin County Fair Barn, 1401 N Willow
Purcell -- Multi-Purpose Center, 1400 Chandler Rd
Roosevelt – First Baptist Church,132 Frederick
Rush Springs – Fire Department, 110 N. 3rd
Snyder – First Baptist Church, 729 E St
Seiling -- Community Building
Tipton – First Baptist Church, 300 East Davis Ave
Watonga – Watonga Community Center
Watonga – Watonga Cheyenne-Arapaho Community Center
Anadarko – First Baptist Church, 700 Petree
Blanchard – Telephone Building, 101 E Veteran’s Memorial Hwy
El Dorado -- El Dorado Community Center, 514 W. Main
El Dorado -- El Dorado School, 116 N. 7th
Fletcher – American Legion Post #306
Hobart -- First United Methodist, 201 S. Washington
McAlester – Salvation Army Office, 400 N. A Street
Seminole – Seminole City Hall, 420 Reid St.
Woodward -- Woodward American Red Cross Chapter, 1209 Ninth Street
Wynnewood - First Baptist Church, 1515 E. Robert S. Kerr Blvd.
An open warming center is capable of turning into a shelter at any time if officials determine a need for overnight sheltering.