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Gov. Fallin declares state of emergency for Pawnee County

Gov. Fallin declares State of Emergency for Pawnee County (FILED)

Governor Fallin has declared a state of emergency for Pawnee County following Saturday morning's 5.6-magnitude earthquake.


The earthquake was felt in several states and Oklahoma hasn't felt an earthquake this strong since Nov. 11, 2011.

In a press release, Governor Fallin stated, “I’m glad to hear no one was seriously hurt in today’s earthquake and damage appears to be limited. This emergency declaration will start the process to helping individuals, families, and businesses impacted by the earthquakes and serves as a precursor to requesting any necessary assistance.”

The Pawnee Nation also declared a state of emergency after the quake caused damages to several of its buildings.

Click here to read the full press release from Governor Fallin.

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