OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Record-smashing rainfall and torrential flooding that has hammered Oklahoma this month has likely caused tens of millions of dollars' worth of damage to roads and bridges in the state, although official estimates won't be available for weeks.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation has donated $8 million for the construction of a new academic building at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa.
Tulsa media outlets report Oklahoma State officials announced the donation Tuesday. The new 84,000-square-foot building, which will be named after the foundation, will cost $45 million and include a hospital simulation center, clinical skills lab, exam rooms, and classroom and meeting space.
Construction is expected to begin later this year and be completed by fall 2017.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for areas of Oklahoma affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in early May.
The declaration signed Tuesday makes federal funding available to individuals whose property was damaged in storms in Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties May 5–10.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Fast-food restaurant Lee's Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly.
The Orange County Register reports that chicken, beef and pork products were recalled by the Garden Grove-based company from its restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.
There have been no reports of adverse reactions to eating any of the products.
CLAREMOREroOkla. (AP) — Authorities are blaming a third death on weekend storms that have barreled through the Plains and Midwest.
Keli Cain, an Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman, said in a statement Sunday that a 33-year-old woman was killed Saturday in a traffic collision in Tulsa. She didn't release the woman's name.
Claremore, Oklahoma, Fire Captain Jason Farley was killed late Saturday while trying to rescue people trapped by floodwater. He was swept into a drainage ditch and his body was recovered.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a Claremore firefighter has died after being swept away by floodwaters while assisting in a water rescue from residences.
Claremore Fire Chief Sean Douglas says Capt. Jason Farley died while helping to rescue about 10 people who were trapped in duplexes by rising water. Farley was swept into a drainage ditch about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. His body was recovered about 1 a.m. Sunday.