President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration for Oklahoma

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:18 AM PT – Sunday, May 26, 2019

The White House approves a disaster declaration for ten counties in Oklahoma.

President Trump approved the declaration Saturday, after at least 1,000 homes were impacted by flooding in the region earlier this week.

Flood waters from the Cimarron River wash away a home in the Twin Lakes community near Cimarron City, Okla. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

The government will provide federal funding to the residents who have been impacted by the extreme weather.

However, the devastation may not be over for the Midwestern state.

Residents in Tulsa are being told to evacuate, because of the ‘intense stress’ being put on local levees.

The Arkansas River is also four-feet above flood stage and has already immersed several areas along the river.

Meanwhile, rain is forecast to continue for the remainder of the weekend.

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