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    US State of Oklahoma Governor Declares Emergency Amid Severe Storms

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    Mary Fallin, the governor of the US state of Oklahoma, has been forced to introduce a state of emergency for all the region’s counties due to the raging winter storm and flooding, local media reported Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The stormy weather has already claimed 14 lives during the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the USA Today newspaper.

    ​The governor’s office said about 100,000 houses were left without power as a result of freezing rain, ice and sleet.

    ​Fallin’s decision will enable state agencies to make disaster relief purchases and will pave the way for the federal resources.

    The state of emergency lasts for 30 days in compliance with the executive order.

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