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Fallin declares state of emergency; Snow, sleet to continue through Friday in Tulsa area
The Tulsa World ^ | December 5, 2013 | Staff Reports

Posted on 12/05/2013 1:30:04 PM PST by Star Traveler

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin today declared a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to the winter storm impacting the state.

"The weather is bad and getting worse," said Fallin in a news release. "Emergency personnel are coordinating with state and local officials to ensure we are prepared and ready for whatever comes our way."

The declaration allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. It is also a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.

Under the Executive Order, the state of emergency lasts for 30 days. Tulsa forecast calls for snow, sleet, single-digit lows.

Tulsa's winter weather is mostly expected tonight, with high chances of sleet and snow during the day today, then flurries and freezing drizzle possible Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at tulsaworld.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: ice; oklahoma; snow; weatheralert
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I don't know, but looking at things here, I wouldn't call it a "State of Emergency". BUT, apparently, this is the procedure which is necessary to go through in order to have funds from the Federal Government, in order to cover some of the extra costs.
1 posted on 12/05/2013 1:30:04 PM PST by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

global warming is a hoax

there is no warming only cooling

the government has lied to us for 30 years screaming global warming” for 30 years

the scientists have lied to us for 30 years, screaming “global warming” for 30 years

the news media have lied to us for 30 years, screaming “global warming” for 30 years

you freaking democrat voters do you see your media , your gov , your scientists have been lying to you for 30 years, you socialist morons


2 posted on 12/05/2013 1:32:17 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Star Traveler

What? Did Fallin just move there from Florida or something? It’s never snowed in Ok. before?


3 posted on 12/05/2013 1:33:01 PM PST by DManA
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To: Star Traveler

However, the streets are icing up and with me driving to school to pick someone up, I was hoping no one would slide into me. I don’t have much trouble driving in this stuff, but you never know if someone else is going to smash into you, and it could be any of the four sides of the car. You really gotta be looking around you.


4 posted on 12/05/2013 1:33:13 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

It’s this cold in Oklahoma

it’s bitterly cold most places

global warming? lol lol lol

democrat voters still believe their media masters over their freezing behinds. idiots


5 posted on 12/05/2013 1:34:19 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Star Traveler

I blame all this on Snowden...


6 posted on 12/05/2013 1:34:49 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Democrat_media

Nobody on MSM uses the term “global warming” any more.

It’s climate change.

Now any exciting weather event can be attributed to it.


7 posted on 12/05/2013 1:35:27 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Star Traveler

Just north of you here at Lake of the Ozarks.
Roads are dry. No sleet or snow...yet.


8 posted on 12/05/2013 1:35:44 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: DManA

Since I’ve been here, I’ve noticed that they do that in Oklahoma — declare a State of Emergency for just about everything. I just think it’s gotten to be a “standard procedure” now.

As the article states — it opens the door for Federal money — which is why I think they do it all the time.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 1:36:06 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Democrat_media
We've had “global warming” for the last couple of days. Tomorrow, it's back to “global cooling.”

Junk science. I wouldn't care except thanks to promotion by the Obama administration and the UN, this hoax is going to cost us dearly.

10 posted on 12/05/2013 1:37:14 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: nascarnation

the U.S government funded 30 years of fake global warming research. your tax dollars at work.

this proves socialism/government can never work

they can call it climate change but I’ll keep reminding them they called it global warming for 30 years


11 posted on 12/05/2013 1:37:29 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Democrat_media

Ummm ... on the other hand ... it’s the WINTER season — so I wouldn’t be using “winter” as a methodology to discount Global Warming proponents. It actually sounds kind of hokey and “contrived” to use winter weather as a reason against Global Warming. There are much much better arguments than “winter is here” ... LOL ...


12 posted on 12/05/2013 1:39:39 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: nascarnation

they are still saying the Ice caps are melting which would cause the seas to rise. that means warming to melt the ice caps . that’s a lie from the news media . it’s not warming it’s cooling. it’s freezing everywhere and it’s not even winter yet.

the Sun says little Ice age coming. they can call it climate change all they want. we remember it’s global warming


13 posted on 12/05/2013 1:39:49 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: nascarnation

“It’s climate change.
Now any exciting weather event can be attributed to it.”

Right. And this guarantees a minimum of four ‘events’ per year they can propagandize.


14 posted on 12/05/2013 1:41:19 PM PST by Paulie
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To: Star Traveler

funny it’s not WINTER.it’s still FAll so shouldn’t we have had some warming by now after 30 years of your global warming?

FYI Winter starts december 21.

it was in the 30’s here in New Orleans a month ago

try again and look up solar Cycle 25. the Sun says the Earth is cooling and will cool


15 posted on 12/05/2013 1:42:14 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You’re north of Springfield, Missouri, then?


16 posted on 12/05/2013 1:43:31 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

In southern California it’s about 62 degrees, bright sunny, occasional cotton-ball clouds, mild sleepy breeze and visibility is nearly limitless...The view of the mountains is just fantastic...


17 posted on 12/05/2013 1:44:13 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Paulie

That’s why NBC purchased the Weather Channel.
It’s a propaganda outlet disguised as an info channel.
They even have MSNBC news snippets weaved in.


18 posted on 12/05/2013 1:46:22 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Democrat_media

I knew someone was going to bring that up ... LOL ... which is why I tried to “spread it out” using the phrase “winter season”. I call anything from the first freeze to the last freeze, the winter season, no matter if it’s in the Fall or Spring ... :-) ...


19 posted on 12/05/2013 1:47:05 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

We’ve gotten about 2 inches of snow. I think it’s a little premature to declare a “state of emergency”.


20 posted on 12/05/2013 1:48:33 PM PST by Doghunter
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To: Star Traveler
It is also a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.

These folks need to come to Minnesota and learn what winter is. We got 28 inches of snow in the last 48 hours, it's going to -15 tonight with a -35 wind chill, and we didn't even close the office.

21 posted on 12/05/2013 1:49:18 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: dragnet2

That works well now, but I wouldn’t want to be there during the summer! Come to think of it - I don’t like being in Oklahoma during the summer, either. I’m basically an Oregon boy and like the climate west of the Cascades a whole lot better.


22 posted on 12/05/2013 1:49:24 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: dragnet2

“In southern California it’s about 62 degrees, bright sunny, occasional cotton-ball clouds, mild sleepy breeze and visibility is nearly limitless...The view of the mountains is just fantastic...’

Wow. This must be one of those days your’e not having an earthquake, wildfire, flooding, monsoon, beach erosion, or tsunami. Enjoy!


23 posted on 12/05/2013 1:50:30 PM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: Doghunter

I’ve noticed that the officials do that “ahead of time” just based on the projections. I’ve noticed this before and have seen it many times, since I’ve been in Oklahoma.


24 posted on 12/05/2013 1:51:02 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Quick, someone wake up the Weather Cannel. That station that once talked about weather and is now a nature channel.

Tell the Weather Channel they can name this storm.


25 posted on 12/05/2013 1:53:13 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Star Traveler

I grew up in that part of the country that gets ice storms. They are really nasty. I much prefer the ice box and snow we have here today.


26 posted on 12/05/2013 1:53:19 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: GeronL
Which one? The old Target mascot Snowden? Or the other one?...............
27 posted on 12/05/2013 1:57:50 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Rennes Templar

You sound angry.

LOL!!

I’ll take a peak in the freezer so I relate to what your going through.

Cheers!


28 posted on 12/05/2013 1:58:07 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: colorado tanker

I hated snow and cold and ice when I was a kid.

That’s why I live in Florida.................


29 posted on 12/05/2013 1:58:38 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

lol


30 posted on 12/05/2013 1:59:36 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Star Traveler

I just got an email from my Daughter who teaches in Tulsa. Her husband phoned at 1:30 and told her to go home. She said she almost slid off the road twice.

Fortunately she made it home OK. along with their children.


31 posted on 12/05/2013 1:59:59 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Doghunter

I just noticed this in another article ...

“Pruitt said Oklahoma’s price-gouging law prohibits an increase of more than 10 percent in the price of most goods and services when a state of emergency has been declared.”

Interesting ... as I didn’t know this.


32 posted on 12/05/2013 2:02:42 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: GeronL

Every time I hear ‘Snowden’ I think of Target, not the other guy..............


33 posted on 12/05/2013 2:03:09 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: yarddog

For sure ... it is slick out there, as I just came back from picking someone up at school. It would have been better driving if four inches of snow had been dumped on us — instead of the sequence of rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow pellets and then snow ...


34 posted on 12/05/2013 2:05:57 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

The roads r becoming very slick. It is mainly ice falling where I am at. Stay off the roads if you can. My dad just got in from North Dakota, said it was nice to be back where it’s warm.....LOL!!! (He meant temps. above 0). In all seriousness, for Oklahoma, it is freezing!!


35 posted on 12/05/2013 2:14:20 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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To: Red Badger

I could never live in a blue state. We get ice storms here that cause power outages that can last for weeks. We also have floods, wildfires, tornadoes and earthquakes. But we also have a high percentage of patriots and that is why I choose to live in Oklahoma.


36 posted on 12/05/2013 2:19:16 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Star Traveler

this is the coldest year I remember here

I thought we should have had some global warming by now after 30 years of global warming the scientists and news media have warned us about

you just help tyranny by ridiculing my arguments calling them out on this


37 posted on 12/05/2013 2:19:27 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: dragnet2
In southern California it’s about 62 degrees, bright sunny...

Send some my way. Yesterday afternoon we hit 85, right now it's 35 with rain and getting colder. Tonight most of the roads will be glare ice.

38 posted on 12/05/2013 2:25:41 PM PST by ken in texas
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To: Star Traveler



39 posted on 12/05/2013 2:29:53 PM PST by TomGuy (.)
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I’ve always maintained that Oklahoma is one of the few states that believes in the environmentally sound method of snow/ice removal. We just wait until the sun melts it!

Gwjack


40 posted on 12/05/2013 2:32:59 PM PST by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: Democrat_media

I’m just saying that there are much much better arguments against the idea of “Global Warming” than merely pointing out that we’re getting winter weather right now - which is what people actually expect to get at this time of the year.

I’ve made plenty of arguments against “Anthropogenic Global Warming” - but I never make arguments against “Global Warming” - and I have done so for years on this forum.

But I’ve NEVER made an argument against “Anthropogenic Global Warming” by saying, “We’re getting winter weather right now.”


41 posted on 12/05/2013 2:39:17 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

25 miles east of Springfield,MO here. Had sleet and freezing rain around 11:30am then snow. About 2 inches so far. Snow coming down thick and steady.


42 posted on 12/05/2013 2:39:39 PM PST by Danette
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To: Star Traveler

Snow,sleet, freezing rain and cold temperatures has happened here in the UP of Michigan. Schools were open, grocery stores open and even banks, pharmacy open. Life goes on in spite of winter storms


43 posted on 12/05/2013 2:41:49 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: yellowdoghunter

Well ... they’re sending me out in this weather to get a few additional things at the store. Their justification for sending me out in this right now is — “You like driving in this stuff!” ... LOL ...

I do actually ... but “really now” ... :-) ...


44 posted on 12/05/2013 2:43:22 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: hondact200

I remember one time I was trying to get back to Oregon (lived there at the time) and a huge snow storm was hitting the upper Midwest. Well, they were getting ready to shut down everything there and I knew I had to get out of Wyoming (driving across the Interstate) before they shut down everything, and I would be stuck for days, then.

I could barely see on the Interstate, so I cracked the driver’s door open slightly, and drove right next to the dotted white line, as that was the only way I could see where the road was ... LOL ...

I finally did make it out of Wyoming, and just about am hour after that, the Interstate was shut down for a couple of days. I barely made it out ... :-) ...


45 posted on 12/05/2013 2:49:51 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Danette
Surf is up on lake Mead.Show Girls all feathered up and showing it all on the strip. Las Vegas as usual is booming, we have a plane load of visitors coming in one every five minutes. Lots of Crab and Lobster on the menu. All is well in the get rich Capital of the world.
46 posted on 12/05/2013 2:55:30 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Dont give up, even Moses was a basket case at one time or other.)
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To: dragnet2

No not angry, just funnin’ with ya.

Yes it’s cold here in Montana, but it goes with the pristine territory.


47 posted on 12/05/2013 2:58:12 PM PST by Rennes Templar (If you like your disease, you can keep it.)
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To: Star Traveler

I was born and reared in the Florida Panhandle as had all my ancestors going back to the 1700s. It can get cold here but not the brutal cold of the far North.

I spent 5 years in Tidewater, Virginia and the weather there was not that much different from Florida.

I spent 5 years in Western, Kansas. I liked the state but it did sometimes get really cold there. “There was nothing between there and the North Pole but a barb wire fence.”

The locals in Kansas told me that 4wd did no good on ice. I assumed they knew what they were talking about since they were native to the area but I later found out they were totally wrong. Four wheel drive definitely helps on ice.


48 posted on 12/05/2013 3:05:53 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: hadaclueonce
Tell the Weather Channel they can name this storm.

The Great Icepocalypse of 2013 has a nice alarmist ring to it.

49 posted on 12/05/2013 3:09:28 PM PST by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: Star Traveler

Thats what husbands are for!...LOL!! Better tonight than tomorrow. Also, like your homepage.


50 posted on 12/05/2013 3:13:49 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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