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Message from Chief Franklin, public safety updates following Tulsa windstorm

Updated: Jun 23, 2023



The Tulsa Police Department has been responding to thousands of calls since the early Sunday morning windstorm that knocked out power to most of the area.


The video above includes a message from Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin following days of storm recovery and response.


Situation Update as of Thursday at 5:30 p.m.


Public Service of Oklahoma is now reporting about 34,000 customers are still without power in the Tulsa metro.


The Emergency Operations Center remains activated and the Tulsa Police Department will continue with increased patrols overnight in areas without power. We've received reports of illegal dumping. It carries a fine of $500 and up to 30 days in jail.


A new ice distribution center opens Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at River Spirit Casino.


Important numbers to have:

  • Trees in the roadway and waterline breaks: (918) 596-9488

  • Sewer overflow: (918) 586-6999

  • Power outage or downed lines: Online or call (833) 776-6884

  • Gas leaks: Call 911 after evacuating the area

Cooling/Charging Stations:


City of Tulsa Facilities:

  • Reed Park Community Center, 4233 S. Yukon Ave. – open until 8 p.m. today

  • Lacy Park Community Center, 2134 N. Madison Place – open until 8 p.m. today

Other Facilities:

  • John 3:16, 906 N. Cheyenne Ave., 2134 N. Madison Pl. – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Salvation Army, 102 N. Denver Ave. – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Tulsa County Social Services, 2301 Charles Page Blvd. – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Crosstown Church of Christ, 3400 E. Admiral Pl. – 24/7. Open through Thursday at 5 p.m.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.


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