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A Community Response to Flood Damage and Health Risks

In late May, severe weather caused Oklahoma’s governor to declare a state of emergency in all 77 counties. Flooding forced the Army Corps of Engineers to open the Keystone Dam and release more water into the Arkansas River, submerging large swaths of some communities west of Tulsa.  

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) and the Oklahoma Caring Foundation joined community members and the Tulsa Health Department to help people in need and address health risks from contaminated floodwaters. BCBSOK also made a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts.  

RELATED: Read tips offered by BCBSOK Chief Medical Officer Dr. Todd Hoffman in the Tulsa World about staying safe while cleaning up after a flood. 

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