Governor Fallin tours storm damaged area in Tulsa


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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 7/26/2013 9:35 pm Published: 7/26/2013 9:32 pm


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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