ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day Created with Sketch.
63°
Scattered Clouds
H 84° L 53°
  • cloudy-day Created with Sketch.
    63°
    Current Conditions
    Sunny. H 84° L 53°
  • clear-day Created with Sketch.
    76°
    Afternoon
    Sunny. H 84° L 53°
  • partly-cloudy-tstorms-day Created with Sketch.
    80°
    Evening
    Sct Thunderstorms. H 84° L 53°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg news on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg traffic on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg weather on demand

00:00 | 00:00

Local
Oklahoma Emergency Operations Center activated ahead of severe weather threat
Close

Oklahoma Emergency Operations Center activated ahead of severe weather threat

Oklahoma Emergency Operations Center activated ahead of severe weather threat

Oklahoma Emergency Operations Center activated ahead of severe weather threat

KRMG has learned that Oklahoma's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated due to severe weathe conditions across the State.  The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is in contact with emergency managers across the state and coordinating at the State EOC with the Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), American Red Cross and Salvation Army, Oklahoma United Methodist Church Disaster Response.

 WEATHER CONDITIONS

A tornado watch is posted for much of western and northern Oklahoma until 2 a.m.  Severe thunderstorms have been developing across northwest Oklahoma the past few hours with confirmed tornadoes. Additional thunderstorms are likely through 2 a.m. with more tornadoes possible.   At this time, tornado activity can't be ruled out in the immediate Tulsa metro area, however.

A line of thunderstorms will develop during the overnight hours and move eastward across the state. This line will have the potential to produce widespread damaging winds.  A few severe thunderstorms are possible in eastern Oklahoma on Sunday with dry and mild conditions to follow.

KRMG's StormCenter is staffed and ready to provide the latest severe weather information as it happens.  You're encouraged to have a battery powered radio available to take with you in the event of an extended period of time without power.

SHELTERS AND MASS CARE

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that people in the Waynoka area attending the Snake Hunt festivities should be prepared to take shelter at Little Sahara State Park.

 The American Red Cross shelter in Norman, Oklahoma is moving from the Whittier Recreation Center to the St. Stephens United Methodist Church at 1801 W. Brooks in Norman.

The American Red Cross provides the following information: An estimated 200 people took cover at the Whittier Recreation Center as additional storms moved into the metro overnight. After the storms cleared, 17 people remained in the shelter.  Anyone wishing to check on the status of a loved one who may be staying at the shelter is encouraged to go online to www.safeandwell.org.

 The Salvation Army Mobile Canteen is on standby in Norman and is available to assist in storm affected areas as needed.

INJURIES

Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 19 injuries related to Friday’s storms in Norman.

POWER OUTAGES

Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports about 4,500 outages related to the storm including the following:

OG&E - Approximately 700 customers are without power in Norman due to a destroyed transmission line.

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (OEC) – Approximately 3,800 customers are still without power the Norman area.

Oklahoma Natural Gas - Most service has been restored, including Norman high school and Jefferson Elementary in Norman. 19 meters in the service territory are still out due to weather damage.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE

The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security Regional Response System is on standby awaiting any requests for resources. There are 112 resource teams statewide to include hazardous materials, rescue, and medical teams. 

DIAL 211

For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. Please only call 911 for emergencies.

Read More
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

  • A Facebook scam is making its rounds on the internet targeting Lowe’s Home Improvements. The Facebook post claims that Lowe’s is offering $50-off coupons for Mother’s Day. When clicking on the Facebook post, a user-friendly survey will appear on a website that resembles Lowe’s website. However, this fraudulent page is a scam and looking to steal your information. Those who participate have no chance of getting a gift card. There is a survey linked to the scam that reads: Congratulations! You have been selected to take part in our short survey to have a chance to get $50 Coupon!We only have 332 coupons remaining so hurry up! 1/3: Have you ever been at Lowe’s? Yes No Don’t remember Customers are also looking to Lowe’s and asking whether the coupon is valid. Lowe’s said the offer is a phishing scam to gather personal information and they aren’t affiliated with the fraudsters in any way. Please be careful when responding to any pop-up ad either online or via social media; as, more often than not, the offer of gift cards or other prizes to customer’s in the guise of a specific company are set up to get your personal information for nefarious purposes. The scam also requires victims to pass it to their friends, officials say. Here are some tips to help you avoid online coupon scams, according to the Better Business Bureau: Check out who is offering the coupon. Verify whether the coupon is legit by visiting the company’s website. Be cautious of pop-up offers. Read the fine print. Watch out for a reward that’s too good to be true. Pay attention to having to enter personal information to win a gift card. Check to see if the coupon is honored by the store. Be wary of required phone calls. Don’t fall for phony coupons via e-mail.
  • The World Health Organization estimates well over 200 million people a year contract malaria, and more than 400,000 die from it - despite the fact that it is treatable with medication. The problem, of course, is that many of the dozens of countries which suffer from outbreaks of malaria, most are impoverished, third-world nations with little access to medical care for their inhabitants. Blessings International, a non-profit based in Broken Arrow, was founded 35 years ago to help distribute medicine to those millions of under-served people. Tuesday, April 25th has been designated as World Malaria Day by the WHO, and Blessings decided they wanted to do something special to attract attention to the problem. They hit upon the idea of setting a new world record for the longest line of pinwheels, according to spokesman David Harder. He says they contacted Guinness World Records to establish the guidelines for setting the record. The pinwheels can be no further than one centimeter apart, apparently, and there has to be at least a thousand of them. “What we’re going to do is try to set up 1,070 pinwheels, and each pinwheel will stand for 200,000 people which are infected (with malaria),” he told KRMG Monday. They’re asking people to sponsor the pinwheels, to help them raise funds. The pinwheels will start going up at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in front of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4250 West Houston Street (81st), Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Text “nomalaria” to 41444 to donate to Blessings International’s efforts to purchase and distribute medicine for malaria patients. You can also donate to this or other projects on the Blessings International website.
  • More details are released in a recent airline incident. The Chicago aviation police officer who pulled a man off a United Airlines flight describes the man as physically and verbally combative during the incident. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Associated Press, the aviation department released the officer's version of the April 9 incident for the first time and named the officer for the first time. Earlier this month, Dr. David Dao's lawyer said the 69-year-old Kentucky physician suffered a broken nose and broken teeth. In his report, officer James Long said that Dao was flailing his arms. Long says when he pulled Dao from his seat, Dao knocked his arms away, fell and struck his mouth on an armrest. The report doesn't detail Dao's injuries. Dao's lawyer says he will file a lawsuit.
  • Arkansas carries out an execution that takes 17 minutes to complete. The second inmate put to death by Arkansas on Monday night had labored breathing, then grimaced slightly before losing consciousness. We’re told an Associated Press reporter witnessed Marcel Williams' execution. Williams' execution began at 10:16 p.m., about two hours later than planned after a judge issued, then lifted, a temporary stay. He took several deep breaths shortly after the lethal injection began, and his breathing appeared to stop about 8 minutes after the start. Williams was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. Williams weighed 400 pounds, and his attorneys had argued that his lethal injection could cause excessive pain because of his health. A federal judge has lifted her court order that temporarily blocked Arkansas from executing two inmates in one night. Attorneys for Marcel Williams had questioned whether the night's first execution of Jack Jones went properly.
  • Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was on a flight to New Jersey recently, and nothing bad happened! In fact, it was really good! That's news in itself nowadays. Yahoo Sports says he got a handwritten note from a couple who was sitting behind him with their 10-year-old son. It said the boy was watching how polite Sanu was to everyone and even noting Sanu's healthy snack choices. They say he made a very positive impression on their son and that he should be proud. Sanu tweeted a picture of the note and said it definitely made him smile. You can read more about the story here.