OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Brad Henry is asking President Barack Obama for disaster declarations in 25 counties following the Jan. 28 ice storm.
The storm brought down trees and power lines statewide. It was
the most severe in southwestern Oklahoma, where power outages were
reported for more than a week.
Damage is estimated at more than $26 million in the 25 counties
- in addition to $43 million in damage to rural electric
The counties in the request include Alfalfa, Caddo, Cleveland,
Comanche, Cotton, Delaware, Dewey, Ellis, Grady, Greer, Harmon,
Haskell and Hughes. Also in the request are Jackson, Kiowa,
LeFlore, McClain, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Roger
Mills, Seminole, Stephens and Washita counties.