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Gov. Fallin declares state of emergency amid predicted severe winter weather

File-This Feb. 25, 2018, file photo shows Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaking during the panel Caring for our Veterans at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties, because of potential severe winter weather.

Winter storms, snow, ice and freezing rain are expected to impact various regions of Oklahoma over the weekend. The disaster emergency order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness.

It also waives licensing requirements for vehicles bringing in materials and supplies used for storm relief, per a release.

Oklahoma's Emergency Operations Center will be activated as a result, and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is partnering with emergency managers across Oklahoma.

Gov. Fallin says the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief, among others, are on standby to assist this weekend.

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