Severe storms with large hail, strong winds and numerous tornadoes impacted the region on Wednesday April 19th.
Major damage has been reported in McClain, Cleveland and Pottawatomie counties including Shawnee and Cole, OK.
North and southbound US-177 is closed between Farrall Street and Kickapoo Spur in Shawnee due to downed power lines.
In Cole, all lanes of east and westbound State Highway 74B have been closed between SH-74 & SH-76 due to downed power lines as well.
Check out this post-storm report from the National Weather Service in Norman.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS) is asking residents impacted by the recent storms to report damages to their property at damage.ok.gov. Reporting damage helps local and state emergency managers better coordinate response and recovery efforts. Residents can report damage to homes, businesses, or agriculture through the online survey.
Here’s how you can help. Links below to donate or find more information
- Oklahoma Blood Institute needs blood donations.
- American Red Cross of Oklahoma
- OG&E System Watch
If your organization needs assistance or want to get the word out please email us the information at [email protected]