- Associated Press - Sunday, December 27, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management says the state of emergency declared by Gov. Mary Fallin on Nov. 29 remains in effect for all 77 counties as parts of the state continue to be pummeled by a winter storm.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain says the declaration also marks a first step toward seeking federal assistance should it be necessary.

Cain says that due to the hazardous weather, the State Emergency Operations Center has been activated.

A blizzard warning is in effect for northwest Oklahoma, with much of the rest of western Oklahoma under an ice storm warning. Parts of central Oklahoma are under a winter storm warning and, in eastern Oklahoma, many counties remain under a flood or flash flood warning.

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