Governor Fallin to tour Tulsa storm damage

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 7/26/2013 9:26 pm Published: 7/26/2013 11:30 am

Governor Mary Fallin joined Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett on Friday afternoon and  toured storm damage in the Tulsa area.

Fallin and Bartlett  began the tour at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences  in Tulsa.

Fallin said that Oklahomans are resilient and work together  when storms happen.
"We certainly are experts  at handling storms and handling disasters and we have great emergency  management personnel."

The storm left nearly 100,000 people in  Tulsa County without power at the height of the storm.

Governor Fallin  toured the damage at Michael and Robyn Kyle's home near 30th and South Boston. A  125 foot long tree crashed through the couples home and split it in half. They  told FOX23 that they were surprised to have the Governor tour their home but we  grateful that they had so much help in the cleanup process.

"Our  contractor and crew have been great," said Robyn, "We  couldn’t be happier with what we have accomplished in three days  time."

Insurance Commissioner John Doak also toured  the damage in Tulsa on Friday afternoon.

The Governor said that FEMA  aid may be declared as early as next week following further assessment of the  damage.

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