National Nurses Day

National Nurses Day

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) would like to mark National Nurses Day by thanking all the hard-working nurses for their continued dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We greatly appreciate all that you, as critically important health...
Flooding Saftey

Flooding Saftey

Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters – except fire. Floods can be slow or fast rising and generally develop over a period of days. Flash floods usually result from intense storms dropping large amounts of rain within a brief period....
Wildfire Awareness

Wildfire Awareness

Wildfires are often caused by human activity. High winds and dry conditions can set the stage for potentially severe fires. The greatest single cause is when burning debris is not properly contained and sparks or burning trash blow into the air. Oklahomans can help...
Before an Emergency Strikes

Before an Emergency Strikes

Create an emergency Plan   Steps to take in creating a household emergency plan include: Schedule a family meeting to discuss the dangers of possible emergency events including fire, severe weather, hazardous spills and terrorism. Discuss how you and your family...
Tornado Saftey

Tornado Saftey

The tornado is the most violent storm on Earth. A tornado is a rapidly rotating column of air extending to the ground from a thunderstorm cloud. The path width of a tornado is usually very narrow, but can range up to a half-mile or more in the most extreme cases....
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