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.
#Oklahoma is now under a state of emergency after the impressive Ice Storm that swept through the area earlier this weekend.— Wx Expert (@Expert_Wx) November 29, 2015
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.