Emergency situation proclaimed, flooding anticipated as parts of U.S. face extreme weather condition

Oklahoma enters a state of emergency situation in many counties Thursday as the state and a number of others recuperated from extreme storms. Heavy winds and unsafe quantities of rain have actually pounded Kansas, Nebraska, and Texas. The rain remained to fall Thursday, causing some rivers and creeks to crest at high water marks or over their banks.

The storms and flooding "have been responsible for comprehensive damage to personal and public buildings," Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin stated in providing an emergency situation declaration for 12 counties. The weather condition "threatens the lives and home of individuals of the public and this state's health and welfare."