Severe weather prompted Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Saturday, April 29 to declare a state of emergency for all 77 counties and suspend some trucking regulations for 30 days.
Fallin’s executive order temporarily suspends the requirements for size and weights permits of oversized vehicles that are transporting materials and supplies used for storm relief.
A statement from the governor’s office said a massive storm system delivered rain and high winds across much of the state since Friday, with damage to power lines and power poles as well as trees, roofs and structures. In the Panhandle, more than 4 inches of snow has been reported in some areas, according to Fallin’s statement.
Fallin’s executive order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. It is also the first step toward seeking federal aid should it be necessary.