The PDN received this press release from the Choctaw Nation rgarding the winter storm:
As the winter storms are pushing their way through Southeast Oklahoma, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is taking measures to offer assistance to the affected communities and Tribal Members. We have been working with the local County and City Emergency Managers in a joint effort to provide assistance where needed.
Significant freezing rain and dropping temperatures over several days may cause major power outages in some areas. At this point we have placed emergency generators at four Choctaw Community Centers and are preparing to help the community and our Tribal Members with emergency shelter if needed. These centers are located in Hugo, Antlers, Poteau, and McAlester. In addition, the new community center in Atoka has a generator as well. Volunteers are preparing to be on-site to offer assistance.
If schools in your areas are closed, Choctaw administrative offices and clinics are also closed.
For Choctaw Nation Tribal Members in need of a assistance, please call the Tribal Headquarters at 800-522-6170 for the Emergency Services Division. You may also check to see if your local center is available as well. Travel may be very difficult for a couple days but we will do our best to provide emergency services to the Tribal Members and the community as a whole in a timely manner.
Antlers â€“ 402 SW â€śOâ€ť, 580-298-5501
Atoka â€“ 1203 W. Liberty Rd., 580-889-6147
Bethel â€“ Choctaw Road 144, 580-241-5637
Broken Bow â€“ 210 S. Chahta Rd, 580-584-6372
Coalgate â€“ 105 E. California, 580-927-3641
Crowder â€“ 707 Bond St., 918-334-5344
Durant â€“ 2750 Big Lots Parkway, 580-924-7810
Hugo â€“ 408 N. Main St., 580-326-3528
Idabel â€“ 2301 E. Lincoln Road, 580-286-6116
McAlester â€“ 1636 S. George Nigh Expy., 918-423-1016
Poteau â€“ 208 B. St., 918-647-9324
Smithville â€“ 39618 N. US Hwy. 259, 580-244-3289
Spiro â€“ 19400 AES Road, 918-962-3832
Stigler â€“ 2208 E. Main St., 918-967-2398
Talihina â€“ 201 Dallas St., 918-567-2106
Wilburton â€“ 515 Center Point Rd., 918-465-2389
Wright City â€“ 5718 Rodeo Grounds Rd. 580-981-7011