Comanche Nation Deals with Flooding: Important Announcements

Community comes together to prepare sand bags - Comanche Nation News photo

Community comes together to prepare sand bags – Comanche Nation News photo

UPDATE

LAWTON, OKLAHOMA— The Comanche Nation Management Team continues to oversee the mass flooding that has hit southwest Oklahoma. Heavy rains and storms have caused the closing of the Comanche Nation Casino, located at Lawton, Oklahoma. It is now reopened.

The Comanche Nation Management Team utilized the services of volunteers to make sand bags that could be used to help keep rising waters away homes and buildings.

On Monday afternoon, the Comanche Nation Management Team asked those who previously volunteered to help bag sand to call the Emergency Management to help fill more sand bags. If you can volunteer, please call 580-583-6850 or 580-492-3335. The Emergency Team only needs those who have previously volunteered at this current time.

Seeking Shelter

The Comanche Nation Community Center in Walters is a shelter for flood victims. It is open to the public. Residents in the Temple area who do not have power, as well as any one who is affected by the flooding, please utilize the shelter.

Lawton Tribal Staff

The Comanche Nation Office will be open for business tomorrow, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. If you are a director of a program or a staff member, please let other staff know.

Per Tribal Administrator, Will Owens, all Comanche Nation Staff who have offices in Lawton, please report to Watchetaker Hall, Comanche Nation Complex, at 8 am tomorrow morning. DO NOT GO TO YOUR OFFICES.

The Comanche Nation Emergency Management Team was activated May 20 by Comanche Nation Chairman Wallace Coffey, when he signed an Emergency Declaration.

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