Damage from heavy rains with localized flash flooding, extreme high lake levels and two tornadoes that pushed through Rogers County over the past several weeks, caused the Rogers County Board of Commissioners to sign a Disaster Emergency Proclamation early Monday morning, during their regular board meeting.

Scotty Stokes, Emergency Management Director, told the board that there were “significant property damages” to personal dwellings and commercial businesses. No fatalities or injuries have been reported, he said.

The declaration of disaster has been submitted to the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) for documentation at this time. Stokes emphasized that until lake levels recede, the threshold of damages at the Winganon Causeway remains unknown.

The county must reach a threshold $314,000 in damages caused by the storms in order to be eligible for state assistance.

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