Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties in Oklahoma as severe storms continue to bring flooding, straight-line winds, tornadoes and snow to the state.
A large storm has created widespread rain and high winds throughout the state since Friday. Power lines and power poles, trees, roofs and structures have been damaged. Some areas of the Oklahoma panhandle have received more than 4 inches of snow, Fallin said.
The state of emergency allows agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. It is the first step toward seeking federal aid, if necessary.
The state of emergency will last 30 days, Fallin said.