State of emergency declared by LeFlore County officials

Recent flooding in the southern portion of LeFlore County has resulted in local emergency management seeking a disaster declaration from the Governor. "Due to the extensive flood related emergency response efforts, damages to public infrastructure, the ongoing emergency repairs to public infrastructure, and the continued threat of additional impacts over the next 24 hours LeFlore County has activated the county Emergency Operations Plan and declared a state of emergency," said Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson. "We have requested through Oklahoma Emergency Management that Governor Fallin declare LeFlore County a disaster area. This request, if granted, will begin the process to formally request state and federal assistance for disaster response and recovery effort."Fallin has not yet declared a state of emergency.