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Disaster declaration in 59 Oklahoma counties

OKLAHOMA CITY (WKOW) -- Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins has declared a state of emergency for 59 Oklahoma counties after a band of thunderstorms dumped as much as 10 inches in some areas in a matter of hours.

Askins made the declaration at the request of Governor Brad Henry, who is out of state. Askins says more declarations could be on the way.

Forecasters say more severe weather could be on the way. The Oklahoma State Department of health reports 136 people suffered minor injuries as a result of the flash flooding.

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