2005 Emergency and Disaster Related Information
Storms Deliver Damage to Oklahoma Communities
The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) received the following damage reports related to the severe storms that moved through Oklahoma June 4-5. Power lines and trees are down in many areas. Preliminary damage assessments are on-going. There are no requests for state assistance at this time. EOC staff remains in contact with emergency managers in the affected areas.
Winter Weather Event - January 4-5
On January 4th a strong upper system moved towards Oklahoma. At the same time, sub-freezing air was located in northwest Oklahoma. With temperatures around 30F the rain turned into freezing rain for much of northwest Oklahoma. Late on the 4th a strong cold front moved into the state pushing temperatures below freezing for the northwest 2/3rds of the state. Freezing rain occurred across much of this area, however areas around Oklahoma City received about 1/4 inch while Woodward received about one inch of ice accumulation.