Pawnee County Emergency Management

Pawnee County Emergency Management Providing mitigation, preparedness, planning and recovery for residents in the county. Working with emergency services helping them to obtain needed resources in disasters within the county.

Operating as usual

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma
11/24/2020

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma

The potential for severe weather will ramp up this evening across eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas as a potent storm system approaches from the west. Large hail and damaging winds are the main concern. However, there is a low chance of a tornado. Stay weather aware!

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma
11/22/2020

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma

[2:41 pm - 11/21/20] Not much change in the past two hours. Cold front stalled from NW corner of AR into EC OK. Sct showers and isol'd storms N of front. Add'l showers and a few storms will develop near front over next few hours.

City of Cleveland, Oklahoma
11/17/2020

City of Cleveland, Oklahoma

Important information regarding COVID sanitation:

The City of Cleveland, along with Pawnee County Emergency Management is providing hypochlorous acid, free of charge for individuals and businesses. We have put two, 55-gallon barrels up, located at City Hall and Palace Drug Store. You will be responsible for providing and filling your own plastic container. There is no limit on how much you may take.

City of Cleveland, Oklahoma
11/14/2020

City of Cleveland, Oklahoma

Important information regarding COVID sanitation:

The City of Cleveland, along with Pawnee County Emergency Management is providing hypochlorous acid, free of charge for individuals and businesses. We have put two, 55-gallon barrels up, located at City Hall and Palace Drug Store. You will be responsible for providing and filling your own plastic container. There is no limit on how much you may take.

Oklahoma Mesonet
11/10/2020

Oklahoma Mesonet

Mesonet Ticker: Boom?
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Hey, a chance for some generic Plains thunderstorms, without freezing rain and limbs crashing to the ground! Not bad for November. Know what is bad for November? Cranberries. YEAH, WE WENT THERE! #okwx #okmesonet

Oklahoma Forestry Services
11/07/2020

Oklahoma Forestry Services

Some may be doing some light pruning after the ice storm to remove hanging limbs or dangerous limbs. Just a friendly reminder, topping trees or leaving stubs can lead to stem decay and tree mortality. Additionally, stub cuts can promote weakly attached sprouts that fail as they mature creating larger wounds. Always cut back to the next branch union, never cut in the middle of a branch. And as always, safety first! For more details please visit https://extension.okstate.edu/fact-sheets/managing-storm-damaged-trees.html 🌳 #ProperPruning #IceStorm2020

Oklahoma Mesonet
10/27/2020

Oklahoma Mesonet

Yep, 'fraid so. More impactful wave of freezing rain/sleet/snow moves in overnight. Don't be scared, be prepared! #okwx #okmesonet

Oklahoma Highway Patrol
10/27/2020

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

Good reminders for today and tomorrow. Be safe out there!

Oklahoma Mesonet
10/25/2020

Oklahoma Mesonet

Possible (probable?) ice storm shaping up for western and central Oklahoma. With all the leaves still on the trees, this would be a damaging event with widescale power outages possible. Start planning now! #okwx #okmesonet

10/14/2020
Travis Meyer / News On 6
10/11/2020

Travis Meyer / News On 6

Fire danger is starting to climb as we really dry out. Winds will be light Saturday, but gusty south winds crank up later in the day Sunday, shifting to a very gusty north wind Monday AM with a cold front.

I'd hold off on any big burns from Sunday PM through Monday.

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma
09/27/2020

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma

A marginal severe storm risk will be possible across Eastern OK and Northwest AR this afternoon and evening as a strong cold front moves through the region. Severe weather timing is forecast to develop after 4 PM across Northeast OK and spread into Southeast OK and Northwest AR after 7 PM this evening. Main hazards include quarter size hail and wind gusts to 60 mph. Locally heavy rainfall will also be possible. Severe potentials will remain possible through the evening hours and look to weaken after 2 AM.

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma
09/27/2020

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma

A wind advisory is in effect for late this afternoon and into the evening across NE OK. Strong and gusty north winds are expected within a couple hours after passage of a cold front. Wind gusts 40 to 50 mph are expected. Winds should taper off after midnight tonight.

Oklahoma Mesonet
09/19/2020

Oklahoma Mesonet

Drought development is possible through all but southeastern OK through the end of 2020, with increased odds of below normal precip and above normal temperatures. Definitely not a good prelude to fire season here in Oklahoma! #okwx #okmesonet

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma
08/31/2020

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma

Multiple rounds t-storms are forecast for Eastern OK & Northwest AR this week. Widespread rainfall amounts in the 2-5 inch range are possible which could increase flash flooding conditions as well as possible river flooding. Continue to monitor latest forecasts.

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma
08/31/2020

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma

[12:12 PM 8/31/20] Severe weather potential is forecast to increase this afternoon and continue into the overnight hours. Weather hazards will be large hail, locally damaging winds and possibly tornadoes with the initial storms this evening. Storms will expand in coverage with a transition toward locally damaging wind potential. The risk for heavy rain and flooding will also increase through the overnight hours.

Town of Ralston
08/15/2020

Town of Ralston

Belford Bridge with approaching truck

The more than 2,000-foot-long Belford bridge in Pawnee County is structurally deficient and was load posted to five tons during its most recent bridge inspection. This truck driver was forced to back up and find an alternate route when they saw the load posted signage. The bridge is set to be replaced thanks to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s newly updated County Improvements for Roads and Bridges plan for State Fiscal Years 2021-2025, which partners counties together with each other and the state, to better leverage funds to make larger projects possible quicker.
(Photo and story courtesy Collinsville (Okla.) Times Star

Oklahoma counties set to benefit from updated roads and bridges improvement plan. Partnership between the state and the counties allows for projects like the Belford bridge over the Arkansas River west of Ralston in Pawnee County to be addressed. Load-posted signs went up after the latest inspection of the more than 2,000-foot-long bridge, limiting the route to less than five tons, which closes the bridge to school buses and truck traffic. If it were left to one county to plan and fund the replacement of the bridge, it likely would not happen.

On Monday, Aug. 3, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved the nearly $880 million County Improvements for Roads and Bridges plan that has been updated for State Fiscal Years 2021 through 2025, which is designed to address projects like the Belford bridge. The plan, managed by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, is set to replace or rehabilitate 313 bridges on the county system – of which 151 are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete – and to improve 585 miles of county roads in the next five years.

“Oklahoma’s county road network accounts for 60 percent of the state’s bridges and 73 percent of its centerline miles on our state’s transportation system and this funding is fundamental to keeping the ‘off-system’ infrastructure online for years to come,” said Tim Gatz, Oklahoma secretary of transportation and ODOT executive director.

The plan is comprised of 209 projects with all 77 counties represented. The department works with the counties’ eight Circuit Engineering Districts to prioritize projects of the highest need in each county and make the most of state, federal, local and tribal funding sources. The plan allows counties to work together to pool resources to address high-priority projects too large for any one county to accomplish. By law, ODOT administers the plan and partners with the counties to oversee the state and federal funds incorporated into many projects.

“The Belford bridge and projects like it symbolize how significant the CIRB program is for sustaining the transportation access Oklahomans rely on daily,” said Shelly Williams, ODOT Local Government division engineer. “This bridge has been in need of replacement for many years. Rebuilding this connection could not happen without the CIRB.”

The $13.3 million bridge replacement project is slated for SFY 2025 in the plan, but due to the needs of the community and the urgency to replace the structurally deficient bridge, it is anticipated to go to construction earlier than planned when the preconstruction requirements have been met. The CIRB partnership fosters collaboration and coordination between the state and counties to address issues like this one.

In the spring, ODOT received a $10.3 million federal grant to replace 34 structurally-deficient bridges in Grant County. This Competitive Highway Bridge Grant bundles all the bridges into one project, allowing for more to be done with the same dollar amount through innovative contracting practices. These projects appear in the new iteration of the plan to go to bid in SFY 2021.

Many significant projects across the state are new to the plan this year, including:

A more than $2 million project to replace a Kingfisher County bridge that was damaged beyond repair in the 2019 spring floods;

A nearly $4.5 million project to reconstruct a Custer County road that serves as a collector route for I-40 traffic. This project will also improve a railroad crossing; and
A more than $3 million project to replace a one-and-a-half lane, 600-foot-long McCurtain County bridge with a full two-lane structure on a safer alignment to better drivers’ sight distances.
Visithttp://www.okladot.state.ok.us/cirb/pdfs/cirb_fy2021-2025_workplan.pdf to see what improvements to expect for your county’s roads, and see what CED you reside in at https://www.occedb.org/.

The CIRB Program was created in 2006 by House Bill 1176 and has proven to be a valuable program to Oklahoma. Since inception, CIRB funds have been involved in nearly $2 billion in construction on the county system. This represents a significant investment to the infrastructure of our state and speaks to the strong partnership between the counties, CEDs, ODOT and many other entities who are involved with bringing this plan to reality each year.

Pawnee County Reserves
07/23/2020

Pawnee County Reserves

Hey guys time is getting closer, don’t forget!!!  this year’s gonna be very fun!!!!!

07/15/2020

THANKS TO CLEVELAND WALMART AND DESIREE GILBERT FOR DONATING MUCH NEEDED BOTTLED WATER TO PAWNEE COUNTY RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS.

US National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma
07/15/2020

US National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma

Don't forget to practice heat safety today. Drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks in the shade. Check up on those without AC or otherwise vulnerable to the heat. #okwx #texomawx

US National Weather Service Amarillo Texas
07/04/2020

US National Weather Service Amarillo Texas

07/02/2020
Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear

As the weather warms up and we start spending more time enjoying the great outdoors, we all need to help keep our safe places safe. Check for fire restrictions first and make sure you know the proper ways to prevent wildfires. Now more than ever, it’s important to #BeOutdoorSafe. Learn more at BeOutdoorSafe.org.

07/02/2020
Governor Kevin Stitt

Governor Kevin Stitt

As we head into the Fourth of July weekend, we need Oklahomans to do their part to reduce the spread of #COVID19. Help protect the lives of your loved ones by wearing a mask when you cannot maintain physical distance, socializing outdoors and washing your hands often.

For more info, watch the U.S. Surgeon General update here ⤵️

NWS Tulsa on Twitter
07/02/2020
NWS Tulsa on Twitter

NWS Tulsa on Twitter

“[2PM 7/1/20] The Excessive Heat Warning has been expanded across portions of E OK as trends are noting higher heat indices over a wider area than expected. Max heat indices of 108-112 will be likely within the warning area. The warning is in effect through 7PM tonight #okwx #arwx”

Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police- FOP Public Page
07/01/2020

Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police- FOP Public Page

Please pray for the family of our Brother Sergeant Craig Johnson and all of our brothers and sisters.

Hominy Emergency Management
06/30/2020

Hominy Emergency Management

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM THURSDAY

Afternoon heat index values of 105 to 109 are expected in portions of northeast Oklahoma, including Osage County.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

* Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
* When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
* Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
* Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.
* To reduce risk during outdoor work, schedule frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environment.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location and call 911. Heat stroke is an emergency.

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma
06/22/2020

US National Weather Service Tulsa Oklahoma

[2:30 PM 6/21/20] Severe weather potential increases tonight with storms spreading into northeast Oklahoma and continuing east and southward through the early morning hours on Monday. Locally damaging winds and areas of heavy rainfall will be the primary severe weather concerns. The unsettled weather pattern continues with thunderstorm chances later Monday and again Tuesday.

Oklahoma State Department of Health Urges Vigilance to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread
06/22/2020
Oklahoma State Department of Health Urges Vigilance to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

Oklahoma State Department of Health Urges Vigilance to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

Oklahoma City, Okla. (June 21, 2020) – Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is urging Oklahomans who have chosen to attend large-scale gatherings in recent weeks to seek out testing for COVID-19, even if symptoms are not present.

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06/20/2020
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Oklahoma State Department of Health
Oklahoma State Department of Health Urges Oklahomans to Follow Guidelines
Oklahoma State Department of Health sent this bulletin at 06/19/2020 07:01 PM CDT
2020NEWs Release
FOR RELEASE:
June 19, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT:
Rob Crissinger
[email protected]
Coronavirus.health.ok.gov
COVID-19 Call Center:
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Oklahoma State Department of Health Urges Oklahomans to Follow Guidelines

Oklahoma City, Okla. (June 19, 2020) - The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) strongly urges Oklahomans to adhere to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines when choosing to attend public gatherings. As outlined by the CDC, individuals attending such events will face an increased risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and becoming a transmitter of this novel coronavirus.
“As we have expected, our state is experiencing increased positive cases since reopening,” said Interim Health Commissioner Lance Frye, M.D. “As Governor Stitt has said many times before, the virus is still here. We all have to learn how to live within this new normal, and both our health care system and the general public must stay vigilant and prepared.”
In preparation for participating in large-scale events, we encourage the following public health measures to be taken to minimize risks:
Plan in advance and seek out testing at one of the State’s free COVID-19 testing centers or with your health care provider. Following the public event, minimize social interactions and consider being tested again in the days following.
While attending the event, wear a cloth face covering, frequently use hand sanitizer with 60% rubbing alcohol, do not touch your face, and do your best to keep six feet away from others.
If you are a part of a vulnerable population group, to include being of the age 65 and older, or are immunocompromised, please stay home and seek out alternative options to enjoy the event through live streaming or a recording.
The OSDH strongly urges people to stay at home if they are feeling sick and experiencing any symptoms. For information on COVID-19 or OSDH testing site locations, please visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov. CDC guidance regarding public gatherings is available here.
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US National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma
06/16/2020

US National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma

Hot and mostly dry weather will continue through the week, leading to elevated fire weather conditions in northwest Oklahoma.

Tuesday will see some low chances for showers and thunderstorms across south central Oklahoma. By Friday and over the weekend, better rain chances start coming back.

US National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma
06/14/2020

US National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma

6/13 10:50 AM: A Red Flag Warning is in effect for northwest and west central Oklahoma from noon through 8 PM today.

Hot, dry, and windy conditions will create an environment that is favorable for the spread of grass fires. Outdoor burning and open flames should be avoided.

A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for northwest Oklahoma for tomorrow with near critical fire weather conditions forecast.

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Will also affect Pawnee County out in the Basin North of Mannford.