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Governor declares state of emergency; 46,552 still without power

By STAFF REPORTS - For TULSA WORLD Modified: July 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm •  Published: July 24, 2013

UPDATE Thursday 7:30 a.m.: Spanning three counties, a total of 46,552 residents are still without power.

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Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for 35 Oklahoma counties after severe storms hammered eastern Oklahoma Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

More than 62,000 customers were still without power on Wednesday evening in the Tulsa area.

“Heavy winds and flooding have led to damage throughout the state and left many without power, especially in the Tulsa metro,” Fallin said. “Both government and private sector resources are being utilized to help those affected.”

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