Oklahoma News

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 …

Farmers Expects $80 Million in Claims from May Storms

Storms moving through multiple states at the end of May including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas, have resulted in more than 9,000 claims already filed across multiple states for Farmers Insurance. Farmers expects to see nearly 15,000 claims across nine …

California Sandwich Maker Recalls 213,000 Pounds of Meat

Fast-food restaurant Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly. The Orange County Register reported that chicken, beef and pork products were …