Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma stemming from a severe winter storm in early December.
Obama ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts for the Dec. 5-6 storm. Federal funding will be available on a cost-sharing basis for facility repair work in four counties: Choctaw, Le Flore, McCurtain and Pushmataha.
Federal funding is also available for hazard mitigation measures across the state.
FEMA says additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state.
The storm knocked out power to thousands of residents in southeastern Oklahoma.
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