Four days after the storm, Governor Mary Fallin today declared a state of emergency for four counties. It is due to tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred Aug. 5-6, 2017.
The counties included in the governor’s declaration are Mayes, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner. She toured the damage in Tulsa yesterday.
The storms resulted in more than 170 businesses and homes damaged. Thirteen people were transported to local hospitals due to storm-related injuries.
Under the executive order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to expedite the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions. The declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.
The declaration can be amended to add additional counties if conditions warrant.