Local & Regional
2:34 am
Thu February 3, 2011

Emergency Aid Approved

Washington, D.C. – Obama grants Oklahoma request for emergency aid

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) President Obama has granted an emergency disaster declaration request for Oklahoma and ordered that federal disaster aid be given to the state after a blizzard dumped 20 inches of snow on some areas.

According to a statement late Wednesday, Obama's action authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and provide equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency in all 77 counties.

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Local & Regional
7:18 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Snow Recovery

Mayor Bartlett discusses recovery from the Blizzard of 2011.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett today has declared the City of Tulsa a disaster area entitled to aid, relief and assistance and has directed implementation of the City of Tulsa/Tulsa County Emergency Operations Plan. Governor Mary Fallin has declared a disaster in all 77 Oklahoma counties and has requested assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Local & Regional
7:15 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Newspaper On Line

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa World halts print editions for 2 more days

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa World newspaper will not print its Thursday and Friday editions following after a major blizzard dumped more than 20 inches of snow in some parts of the state.

Wednesday's announcement would make three days in a row the paper did not issue a print edition. The World will continue to publish only its electronic editions until at least Saturday.

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Local & Regional
7:02 pm
Wed February 2, 2011

Disaster Declaration for Oklahoma

Mary Fallin

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla governor asks White House to declare disaster

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin is asking the White House for an emergency disaster declaration for Oklahoma in the wake of a massive winter storm that dumped up to 20 inches of snow, ice and sleet on the state.

Fallin said Wednesday that she is asking for the disaster declaration for all 77 Oklahoma counties.

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Local & Regional
10:50 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Insurance Help

KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla Insurance Commissioner issues emergency order

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has issued an emergency order to allow licensed claims adjustors from other states to help assess damages and losses from the winter storm.

The order allows licensed out-of-state claims adjustors to work in the state for 90 days. The order could be extended after the 90 day period ends.

The storm that began Tuesday dumped up to 20 inches of snow, ice and sleet in parts of the state.

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Turnpike Stranded

Tulsa, OK –
TULSA, Okla. (AP) National Guard troops have been called in to help rescue crews search for motorists stranded along Oklahoma's highways as a blizzard paralyzed the state's two major cities.

More than 20 inches of snow, sleet and ice have been dumped on the state.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa indicated Tuesday afternoon that there could be "several hundred people" stranded in cars across northeastern Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Airport Troubles

Airview of Tulsa International
Tulsa Airport Authority

Tulsa, OK – More than 50 flights were canceled Tuesday at Tulsa International Airport, and spokeswoman Alexis Higgins says they're hoping flights can resume by noon on Wednesday. She said crews began clearing the main runway late Tuesday but were dealing with fierce winds that kept blowing snow back onto cleared runways.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Storm Equals Wrecks

One of the many wrecks across Tulsa. This one was on 169 near 31st.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, Ok – Getting around in Tulsa is not easy. The roadways are littered with stalled cars stuck into snow drifts.

Numerous accidents have kept police and Highway Patrol Troopers busy with investigations. Tulsa Police will only respond to injury crashes.

Crews are treating the roadways, but gusty winds make it difficult to get the blowing snow off the roads.

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7:46 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Wind Chill Advisory

Tulsa, OK – Wind chills to dip well below zero in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Bitterly cold air left in the wake of a massive winter storm will hang out over Oklahoma through Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for 22 counties in northern and western Oklahoma. Forecasters say wind chills of 15 degrees below zero to 35 degrees below zero will continue through Wednesday in the Panhandle and into Thursday in other areas.

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Local & Regional
2:42 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from KWGS News:

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