Governor Mary Fallin today declared a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to the winter storm impacting the state.
Because the weather event is expected to include prolonged sub-freezing temperatures, dangerous road conditions and power outages, emergency management authorities recommended issuing this declaration before the full brunt of the storm arrives.
Governor Fallin warned Oklahomans to stay off the roads if at all possible.
“The weather is bad and getting worse,” said Fallin. “Emergency personnel are coordinating with state and local officials to ensure we are prepared and ready for whatever comes our way.”
As Oklahoma readies for winter storm; this bit of musical mastery may distract from icy dread. Pentatonix, an a cappella music group of five members, published a cover of “Little Drummer Boy” Nov. 25 to rave reviews. They will visit Tulsa February 5th to perform at Cain’s Ballroom, but don’t wait to download their Christmas album from iTunes.
Frank X. “Frazier” Henke IV
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Frank X. “Frazier” Henke IV to serve on the state Board of Corrections.
Henke, president and chief executive officer of American Bank and Trust Co. in Tulsa, will serve with full membership powers on an interim basis pending state Senate confirmation. He was named to fill an unexpired term that ends March 15, 2019.
On Wednesday, H.R. 2319, the Native American Veterans’ Memorial Amendments Act, was passed unanimously out of the House Natural Resources Committee. Congressman Mullin (OK-2) serves on the committee and is the original sponsor of H.R. 2319.
Congressman Mullin, a Cherokee, is one of only two Native Americans in Congress, the other being Congressman Tom Cole (OK-4), a Chickasaw, who is one of the 14 cosponsors of the legislation.
Meteorologists are predicting that an ice storm coming to Oklahoma has the potential to cause serious damage to homes and businesses. But what you do today could protect you from the worst of it.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.), damage from snow, ice and freezing temperatures causes more than a billion dollars in insurance losses in the United States every year.