Emergency shelters have been set up in Oklahoma
Emergency workers have set up two shelters in Comanche County to help people affected by power outages caused from the weather.
A mixture of rain and freezing rain pelted the county this afternoon, said Public Information Officer Chris Killmer. About half an inch of ice has accumulated on trees and power lines causing widespread, spotty outages affecting about 5,000 customers, Killmer said.
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Rain continues to fall, and Killmer said emergency management crews were expecting more precipitation to come from Texas.
"It's getting worse," Killmer said. "We just continue to tell citizens to shelter in place. Only travel if it's an emergency."
The emergency shelters are located at the Cache Community Center, 416 W. C Ave., and the Cameron Baptist Church in Lawton, 2621 SW C Ave. Shelters will remain open as long as needed, Killmer said.
People who plan to stay at the shelters overnight should bring a change of clothes, any medications they might need and bedding.
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