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2008 May 10
On May 10, 2008, Picher was struck by a tornado. As of May 11th there were nine confirmed deaths, possibly including one child, and many other injuries. Emergency management office is reporting that about 20 blocks of the town are heavily damaged. The residential area was hardest hit and many of the homes and trailers were leveled to the ground. Oklahoma governor Brad Henry has said that a major emergency response was underway and has sent National Guard troops along with emergency personnel to the area to help with disaster relief efforts
This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Picher and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.
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