Beggs, OK – BEGGS, Okla. (AP) School officials had to evacuate students from a Beggs Elementary School building because the ceiling began to buckle.
Superintendent Cindy Swearingen told the Tulsa World officials evacuated about 520 students to the high school gym after emergency management officials couldn't guarantee the school in eastern Oklahoma was structurally sound. A structural engineer was trying to determine the cause and extent of the damage.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin names inaugural chair to Okla tourism post
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has tapped the head of her inaugural committee and a longtime public policy analyst to serve as the director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.
Fallin announced Tuesday that Deby Snodgrass will take over the state agency from Hardy Watkins, who is resigning this month.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The second winter storm to move across Oklahoma in a week has dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas of the state and the snow continues to fall.
Meteorologist Michael Lacy with the National Weather Service in Tulsa said about one foot of snow has been reported Wednesday morning in Bartlesville about 50 miles north of Tulsa. He said 9 inches had fallen just across the state line in Siloam Springs, Ark.
Tulsa, Okla. – As Tulsa digs out, another storm expected
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa continued to dig out Tuesday from last week's massive blizzard just as another winter storm was making its way toward the state. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for eastern Oklahoma, forecasting 4 to 10 inches of snow from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday night.
The forecast also calls for wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour, drifting snow and warned that roads could become impassable.