Due to the extreme heat and drought conditions, Logan County Rural Water District No. 1 is placing a no lawn watering policy to all of its customers until further notice. This policy is effective immediately.
In an emergency meeting this morning the Logan County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to immediately institute an outdoor Burn Ban in Logan County until July 29th.
The hot and dry weather conditions have played havoc on a new Guthrie city ordinance just passed earlier this month.
32 counties have issued burned bans across the state of Oklahoma as of Tuesday, but Logan County is not one although county fire chiefs and emergency personnel are taking a look at the possibility.
Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow issued a burn ban today for the city limits of Guthrie. However, this does not include the county at this time.
By order of the Fire Chief’s Office, there is now a burn ban in effect for the city limits of Guthrie. This will go into effect immediately and will continue until further notice.
The following is a safety alert by The Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma. According to NOAA, “Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States. On average, more than 1,500 people in the U.S. die each year from excessive heat. This number is greater than the 30-year mean annual number of deaths […]
The lightning safety community reminds you that there is little you can do to substantially reduce your risk if you are outside in a thunderstorm. The only completely safe action is to get inside a safe building or vehicle.
The National Weather Service in Norman is expecting a cold front today that could bring some severe weather to the Guthrie area after 4:00 this afternoon.
For the seventh time this month, Guthrie has gone over triple digit temperatures and in the process breaking some daily records.