Oklahoma News

FarmAssure Adds New Carrier

Edmond, OK, March 25, 2016- FarmAssure has announced that effective April 1, 2016, FarmAssure will continue writing all new and renewal Oklahoma property policies with a new carrier partner, Spinnaker Insurance Company.  Spinnaker is rated A- Excellent by A.M. Best, …

Earthquake Response Legislation Passes Oklahoma House Panel

Legislation that reaffirms the Oklahoma Corporation’s Commission’s authority to respond to emergencies involving oil and natural gas production in the state, including drilling-related earthquakes, has been approved by a state House committee. The House Rules Committee this week voted 10-0 …

Pair of Quakes Rattle Central Portions of Oklahoma

Two earthquakes have rattled portions of Oklahoma that are becoming accustomed to experiencing many of the temblors. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 3.4 magnitude quake near Medford Sunday. Shortly before that, the survey recorded a 2.5 magnitude quake near the …

Oklahoma Judge Won’t Toss Suit over Earthquake Damage

An Oklahoma judge has rejected a request from two energy companies to throw out a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was injured in an earthquake caused by the injection of wastewater. Lincoln County District Judge Cynthia Ferrell Ashwood …

Official: 2015 Is Oklahoma’s Wettest Year

An Oklahoma official says 2015 is the state’s wettest year on record, beating a rainfall record set in 1957. The Oklahoman reports that the state has seen an average of 48 inches of rain this year, topping the previous record …

Oklahoma School District Looking to Repair Earthquake Damage

Structural engineers are assessing the damage caused by a July earthquake at Crescent Public Schools buildings in Oklahoma. The 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit Crescent on July 27. Superintendent Mickey Hart told the Enid News & Eagle the district evacuated part …

Small Quake Shakes Central Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled part of central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded about 8:13 a.m. Sunday about four miles east-southeast of Jones in Oklahoma County. Geologists say the temblor occurred at a depth …

Heavy Rainfall Impacts Shipping at Oklahoma Port

Heavy rainfall in northeastern Oklahoma has impacted waterway shipping along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. Bob Portiss, director at the Port of Catoosa, says shipping ground to a halt along the nation’s most …

Deadline to File Flood Insurance Claims in Oklahoma Extended

Oklahoma’s insurance commissioner says property owners who experienced flood damage during heavy rainfall in May and June have more time to file insurance claims. Commissioner John Doak said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given National Flood Insurance Program policyholders …

Disaster Aid Approved For More Oklahoma Counties

The federal government has approved disaster assistance for nine more Oklahoma counties following a series of severe storms. Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had accepted her request for aid, raising the number of …