City of Perkins Emergency Management

City of Perkins Emergency Management Plan. Prepare. Respond. Recover. Preparedness

Preparedness is a continuous cycle of planning, managing, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, creating, monitoring, evaluating and improving activities to ensure effective coordination and the enhancement of capabilities of concerened organizations to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, create resources and mitigate the effects of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters



Response

Response includes the mobilization of the necessary emergency services and first responders.

This is driven by the type and kind of emergency and is likely to include a first wave of core emergency services, such as firefighters, police and ambulance crews. They may be supported by a number of secondary emergency services. A well rehearsed emergency plan developed as part of the preparedness phase enables efficient coordination of rescue and response. Recovery

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This is driven by the type and kind of emergency and is likely to include a first wave of core emergency services, such as firefighters, police and ambulance crews. They may be supported by a number of secondary emergency services. A well rehearsed emergency plan developed as part of the preparedness phase enables efficient coordination of rescue and response. Recovery

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Operating as usual

Monthly storm siren testing will be conducted today at 10:30am. Weather forecast provided by NWS Norman. Today:      A 3...
07/07/2021
National Weather Service

Monthly storm siren testing will be conducted today at 10:30am.

Weather forecast provided by NWS Norman.

Today:

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind around 6 mph.

Tonight:
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday:
Sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind.

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Damaging winds, dangerous storm surge, and heavy rainfall likely across the west coast of Florida as Elsa moves through the region, with tropical storm conditions extending into the Southeast and coastal Mid-Atlantic by Thursday. Excessive heat will continue in the Northwest and Great Basin and the....

Weather conditions for today. Today:      Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then showers likely and possibly...
06/21/2021
National Weather Service

Weather conditions for today.

Today:
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 10am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 10am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 65 by 3pm. North northeast wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight:
Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

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Claudette is expected to slowly strengthen over the Carolinas as it approaches the Mid-Atlantic Coast from the west. Tropical Storm conditions are expected to develop along the coastal regions of the Carolinas before the storms moves into the Atlantic. Severe storms are possible across the Northeast...

06/01/2021

Due to the overcast and low visibility in the City of Perkins today, the monthly tornado siren test will take place on Thursday, June 3rd, at 10:30am.

Weather conditions for today and this evening provided by the National Weather Service.

Today:
Cloudy, with a high near 70. North wind 7 to 9 mph.

Tonight:
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1am and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

05/27/2021

Golf Ball size hail is located 3 miles west of Langston moving east at 35 MPH. At this time, there is NOT any rotation with this storm.

05/27/2021

Emergency Management personnel are in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). We also have storm spotters deployed to watch the storms as they develop to the west and southwest of the City of Perkins. We will be expecting high winds, rain, and possible hail. We will keep the page updated as we know more.

05/27/2021
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11/03/2020
OG&E

OG&E has asked us to share the following post with you:

"Our repair crews often need to access to customer's back yards in order to accomplish the necessary repair work - specifically in those areas where there is significant tree damage, debris and downed lines. To help expedite these efforts, and for the safety of our restoration workers, we are asking our customers to ensure their yards are clear of any pets (even friendly ones).

In addition, our crews often need to access locations with locked gates, including large fields with cattle guards, etc. In order to help expedite the restoration process, please ensure all gates and cattle guards are unlocked so our crews can easily access the property and continue moving the restoration process forward. Thank you for your assistance as we work to restore your power as quickly and as safely as possible."

For more information, visit OG&E's page https://www.facebook.com/OGEpower

Oklahoma's largest utility, serving more than 858,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

11/02/2020
OG&E

OG&E asked us to share the following post with you:

"Our repair crews often need to access to customer's back yards in order to accomplish the necessary repair work - specifically in those areas where there is significant tree damage, debris and downed lines. To help expedite these efforts, and for the safety of our restoration workers, we are asking our customers to ensure their yards are clear of any pets (even friendly ones).

In addition, our crews often need to access locations with locked gates, including large fields with cattle guards, etc. In order to help expedite the restoration process, please ensure all gates and cattle guards are unlocked so our crews can easily access the property and continue moving the restoration process forward. Thank you for your assistance as we work to restore your power as quickly and as safely as possible."

For more information, visit OG&E's page https://www.facebook.com/OGEpower

Oklahoma's largest utility, serving more than 858,000 customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

11/02/2020

There are City employees doing some curbside pick-up for those who are unable to transport their ice storm brush and limbs to the tree debris site. Additional curbside pick-up of tree debris will begin this morning (Monday, November 2). Davis Sanitation is here with a roll-off dumpster and they will go around with equipment to place tree debris in the dumpster. They will start on one side of town this morning and work their way around town. Trash, rubbish, construction materials, etc., will not be picked up as part of this service.

Attorney General Hunter Warns of Contractor Fraud in Wake of Ice StormOKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today...
10/30/2020
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Attorney General Hunter Warns of Contractor Fraud in Wake of Ice Storm

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today is urging Oklahomans to proceed with caution before selecting contractors when making repairs to property and clean up in the wake of the ice storm this week.

While Oklahomans begin to recover from the storm, the attorney general also reminds contractors and individuals the state’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is still in effect for all 77 counties with the ongoing disaster emergency declaration.

The price gouging statute prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent for the price of goods and services after a declared emergency. Additionally, the act allows the attorney general to pursue charges against individuals or businesses that engage in price gouging.

Attorney General Hunter said natural disasters bring out criminals.

“Criminals see things like ice storms as an opportunity to make money,” Attorney General Hunter said. “They prey on people’s emotions and frustrations in a sinister pattern of behavior. They will go door-to-door, use high pressure sales tricks, require large amounts of cash up front to make repairs quickly or remove debris, among other tactics. I know it’s hard right now with a lot of people without power or wanting to get repairs made to get back to normal life. But I encourage Oklahomans to remain patient and be cautious when choosing a contractor. If someone does become the victim to contractor fraud, contact my office. We will do what we can to get their money back and prosecute the individuals committing the crimes.”

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit offers the following tips to avoid contractor fraud:

Ask for referrals from people you trust and for references from contractors;
Avoid fly-by-night companies and use local companies established in the community;
Obtain written estimates from multiple contractors;
Ensure roofers are registered with the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board by calling (405) 521-6550 or check the online database at https://cib.ok.gov/are-they-licensed;
Be cautious of door-to-door solicitation, contractors who ask for a substantial up-front payment or request cash payment, use high pressure or aggressive sales tactics or resist the use of a written contract;
Do not give out bank account information, social security or driver’s license numbers;
If contractors identify themselves with a federal or state government agency, ask for credentials and call the agency they claim to be with.

For more information or to report a complaint, individuals are encouraged to contact the Consumer Protection Unit by phone at (405) 521-2029, email at [email protected] or visit the consumer protection website and fill out an online complaint form, here.
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10/30/2020

Licensed electrical contractors who are registered with the City of Perkins will not need to pull individual permits for each job related to the ice storm. They should compile a list of their work within Perkins city limits, and submit that list to City Hall for verification. Call City Hall (405) 547-2445 when OG&E needs to be notified to connect the service lines. Thank you.

10/30/2020
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Residents needing assistance with storm clean-up: Christian Aid Disaster Response Services (DRS) is a faith-based program which offers services to individuals and communities affected by a disaster. DRS is in town and ready to help Perkins! Please call (330) 473-3159. www.christianaidministries.com/rrt

We have contacted the Southern Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief organization to inquire about assistance in debris remov...
10/30/2020
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We have contacted the Southern Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief organization to inquire about assistance in debris removal for our citizens. Property owners may call 1-844-690-9198, 580-402-4207, or go to www.okdisasterhelp.org for information, and to request assistance. They will do an assessment of needs, and determine how they can assist. This may take a few days, as they are in the process of recruiting teams of volunteers from other states.

In the meantime, city staff is in the process of permitting and preparing a site for debris management, and organizing pick up procedures.

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10/27/2020

Methodist Street is flooded. Again. We have three pumps working and they are unable to keep up. A temp road has been installed connecting Teriwine to the Elementary School. This will allow access to the Methodist neighborhood

10/27/2020

City of Perkins

There are numerous power lines down in town. We are placing emergency vehicles or barricades as fast as we can. DO NOT DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES AS THEY ARE THERE FOR YOUR SAFETY. Death is a very real possibility if you come in contact with an energized power line. Just because they are down does not mean they are safe.
Crews are removing trees from the roadway in an effort to have roads open for emergency vehicles should they need to get to you. However, we will not be able to start any sort of clean-up until this event is over. We will announce a clean-up plan for the tree debris as this event comes to an end.
Please hunker down and stay safe. OG&E has about 160,000 customers without service at this time. We are communicating with them but there is not an estimated time power will be restored. Do your best and prepare for the long haul.
City Hall is open. Please call us for information and assistance (405) 547-2445.

10/26/2020

We have contacted the Oklahoma Red Cross in an effort to prepare for sheltering, in the event of power outages. Due to the Covid pandemic, they are not supporting sheltering for large groups. They advise to prepare to shelter in place.

04/28/2020
04/28/2020
04/08/2020

Agencies Provide Recommendations on Sheltering from Storms during COVID-19 Pandemic:

This spring, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are offering the following guidance for how to take shelter from severe weather during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The need to practice social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19 brings added complications to taking shelter from severe weather. However, state and federal officials agree that your top priority should be to protect yourself from a potential tornado.

Officials recommend sheltering from tornadoes inside your home when possible. If you don’t have a below-ground storm shelter, well-constructed homes and buildings provide life-saving protection from 98 percent of Oklahoma’s tornadoes. Take shelter in a closet, bathroom, interior hallway or other interior room with no windows on the lowest level of the house or building.

If your family typically takes refuge in a public storm shelter in your community, first check with your community shelter managers to ensure the shelter will still be open and if there are any special considerations to plan for due to COVID-19. (THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC SHELTERS OPEN IN PERKINS OR SURROUNDING AREA.)

Now is the time to explore the best options to keep you safer from severe weather as well as limit your exposure to the virus. Don’t wait until a tornado warning is issued to make a plan.

Wherever you choose to shelter from a tornado, take as many precautions as possible to inhibit the spread of COVID-19 as best as you can, including Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to wear a cloth face covering and maintain social distancing.

The best way to prepare for severe weather during a pandemic is to stay informed of the latest weather forecast from the NWS and local media as well as the latest recommendations regarding COVID-19 from the CDC, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, and local authorities.

03/23/2020

This reminder comes as people have purchased items such as "flush-able" wipes, rags, and paper towels to keep their surfaces clean amid the Corona virus pandemic and flushing them.

Flushing these items could lead to sewage backups in homes and disruptions of processes at sanitary sewer plants such as plugging pumps.

These items do not breakdown and will eventually cause issues in the sanitary sewers. This could then create backups into homes.

Other products have been found to clog pipes and pumps after being flushed including cotton swabs, dental floss, paper towels, and hair.

Instead, please place these items in a trash can.

Additional items not to flush are:
• Baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, moist wipes;
• Diapers (cloth, disposable, "flush-able");
• Sanitary napkins, tampons, condoms, or any non-organic material;
• Dental floss and cotton balls;
• Toilet bowl scrub pads;
• Napkins (paper or cloth), paper towels, facial tissues;
• Clothing, wash cloths, towels, rags (any cloth item);

Good morning Perkins!
10/23/2019

Good morning Perkins!

04/30/2019

We have received reports that media sources are stating that we are sounding our sirens, and that a tornado is heading this way.

The media source is WRONG!

The City of Perkins operates numerous outdoor warning sirens across the city limits.These sirens will be activated if th...
05/01/2018

The City of Perkins operates numerous outdoor warning sirens across the city limits.

These sirens will be activated if there is a known threat of a tornado entering the Perkins area.

These sirens warn people who are outside of buildings, whether working outside or participating in recreational activities.

You cannot expect to hear them if you are indoors.

When the sirens are activated:

There will be a steady tone for 3 minutes.

There will not be an 'all-clear' siren, because it can create confusion.

These sirens will be tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. (weather permitting).

If unable to test on the day of scheduled testing, it will be rescheduled of the following Thursday, or the next Tuesday.

Do not rely on sirens as your only warning! Use phone apps and NOAA weather radios if indoors or on the road.

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I certainly hope you city officials pay very close attention to the fact that the medical "experts" cannot agree on the efficacy of masks. I doubt any of you have medical degrees of your own. Don't hurt the local businesses who are currently seeing a huge increase from people shopping here instead of Stillwater. Masking should be a personal choice, not a mandate. PLEASE no mandate. Perkins is smarter than that.
Do you know anything about the five cases in Payne county? Are they around Stillwater or Perkins? I don't understand why no one releases this information, it seems like it would be helpful to know. And things like how did they contact it