Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin will assess the damage of the town of Bridge Creek following the tornadoes that have devastated the area since yesterday. On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Fallin filed Executive Order 2015-23, stamped by the Oklahoma Secretary of State.
Under Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution, Fallin declared that the devastating events that took place on May 6, 2015, “have caused an undue hardship on the citizens of this state.” The document signed by the Fallin stipulates that under the Oklahoma Emergency Management Act of 2003, the state will coordinate disaster relief and the clearing of debris. The document states that, “[Fallin] [is] committed to the reasonable extent necessary to protect lives and to prevent, minimize, and repair injury and damage.”
There was a man last night that drowned in a basement shelter. Injures from the tornado is currently at five critical, six moderate, eight with minor wounds, and one in an unknown condition
The governor is expected to arrive at the town of Bridge Creek at around 11:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST). She will speak to the resident along with explaining the plan to clean up the town.
By Alex Lemieux
Executive Department Executive Order 2015-23
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kendall James, U.S. Army National Guard – Creativecommons Flickr License