WHEREAS, starting on February 8, 2021, and continuing, prolonged frigid temperatures and heavy snow conditions have occurred in Kiowa County, Oklahoma, causing 0 know fatalities and 0 known injuries, with considerable damage to public and private properties; and
WHEREAS, immediate attention is required to protect public health, reduce further damage, insure public safety and render emergency relief; and
WHEREAS, I, Tim Bringhom, County Commissioner Board of Kiowa County, Oklahoma do find that the aforementioned conditions constitute a threat to safety and welfare of the county, and create an emergency disaster situation within the meaning of Section 683.3, Oklahoma Emergency Act of 2003, and amended.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tim Binghom, County Commissioner, acting under the power vested in me under Kiowa County do hereby declare Kiowa County to be in a state of emergency and a disaster area, entitled to aid, relief and assistance and do hereby direct the implementation of the County Emergency Operations Plan.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this instrument on this 22nd day of February in the year of our Lord, two thousand twenty-one, at Hobart, Oklahoma.
This proclamation shall expire after seven (7) days, unless otherwise extended by the board.
Tim Binghom, Kiowa County Commissioner
Nikki Dodd, Kowa County Clerk