Tulsa, Ok – Mayor Dewey Bartlett has announced that the Tulsa Fire Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER, grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The $4,238,856 grant will be used to hire 46 new firefighters to replace those lost through attrition in the past few years.
The City of Tulsa received confirmation of the award today from both Senator Jim Inhofe's office and from Congressman John Sullivan's office.
A temperature of minus 31 degrees in Nowata has broken the record for the lowest temperature in recorded history in Oklahoma.
Associate state climatologist Gary McManus at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey says the Thursday morning reading broke the record of minus 27 degrees set Feb. 13, 1905 in Vinita and matched Jan. 18, 1930 in Watts. Temperatures of minus 28 at Bartlesville and Pryor also broke the record.
Tulsa, OK – Highway 169 is open again after being shut down for awhile this morning after ice formed on the roadway. The expressway was closed from 11th to 91st streets while the Oklahoma Department of Transportation came in an laid down a layer of salt and sand.
Numerous accidents had happened on the roadway, including on on the 51st street ramp in which a pick-up over turned.
Tulsa, Okla. – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahomans are waking up this morning to bitterly cold temperatures. The National Weather Service says it recorded a reading of 27 below zero this morning in Bartlesville and 24 below in Ponca City. That's without a wind chill. Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and temperatures to climb to the mid-30s.