Oklahoma declares state of emergency to help with Harvey relief in Texas

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TULSA, Okla. - State/Local Agencies

Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma declared a state of emergency so governments so state agencies can help respond to mutual aid requests and the needs of those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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Many organizations from across the state are sending teams to Texas to help. PSO sent 300 workers to assist with outages and recovery. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management sent 14 swift water rescue teams and a management team

Sand Springs Public Schools is gathering cases of bottled water at their early childhood education center through September 6.

Tulsa police disaster response officers went to help as well as Tahlequah Fire's swift water team.

Grand River Dam Authority sent crews and firemen from Pryor, Locust Grove and Adair departments, along with Mayes County Emergency management. They went to San Antonio Monday, then staged near College Station and Houston. 

American Red Cross

Oklahoma and Arkansas Red Cross volunteers mobilized to set up 17 shelters. Call 1-800-Red-Cross or go to RedCross.org to find out ways you can help. 

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Churches

Church groups are also doing what they can to help. Tulsa's Southern Baptists deployed with Texas emergency response teams, including Texas Baptist Men, North American Mission Board Disaster Relief, state police and fire, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and more.

Additional volunteers within the Southern Baptist network in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi are readying volunteers and equipment.

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's Disaster Relief operation is sending a shower trailer for relief workers as they respond to the storm

Animal Rescue

The Owasso Pug Rescue and staff from SAHO veterinarian hospital are working to rescue animals in Texas.

Tulsa-area animal groups are expected to bring back 500 animals from flooded areas.

Blood Donations:

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is calling for blood donors of a all types. In the Tulsa area, you can donate at 4601 E. 81st Street


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