Considered first step toward federal disaster assistance.
Governor Mary Fallin has declared a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties because of the extreme drought conditions. "Extreme heat and dry conditions continue to affect the entire state," Fallin said. "My administration will be ready to help provide whatever aid and assistance it can as Oklahoma communities work to cope with this drought." Her Executive Order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. It is also a first step toward seeking federal disaster assistance should be it necessary.