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City of Tulsa Storm Update – June 19, 4:15 p.m.

This article was archived on 7/2/2023

The Emergency Operations Center remains activated to coordinate the areawide response following the severe storm that passed through Tulsa early yesterday morning. 

Greenwaste Opening Tomorrow, Free for Residential Customers  
The City of Tulsa Mulch Site is closed, but an additional location is being setup for greenwaste drop-offs, which will start accepting greenwaste tomorrow at noon and closing at 7 p.m. 

Tulsa Quarry Landfill, 13720 E 46th St N., is also open, but fees are charged and vary by weight. 

Important Numbers 

Residential Curbside Greenwaste Pickup
Residential curbside greenwaste pickup is expected to occur in the coming weeks. To prepare, residents should cut their green waste into 5-foot sections and neatly stack it at the curb. Make sure greenwaste is not placed under power lines or over water meters, gas meters, telephone or cables boxes and mailboxes. A pickup window regarding residential curbside pickup will be announced at a later date.  

Cooling and Power Stations
The following cooling stations are open for anyone without power needing a place to cool down or charge their phones and/or medical devices.  

Power Outages and Downed Lines 

PSO customers can check power outages online and restoration estimates online at If you reported your PSO outage online, you can get status alerts on your outage. Currently, about 165,000 PSO customers without power in the metro.  

Estimated restoration times will be continuously updated as restoration proceeds. Please visit to ensure you are receiving updates for your address.  

If the weatherhead (above-ground power connection) to your house is damaged, an electrician should be called to repair the weatherhead. PSO will not be able to restore service to a damaged weatherhead.  

Public Safety & Heat Safety
Tulsa Police non-emergency can be reached at (918) 596-9222. Please use 911 for emergencies, including emergencies for events like fires resulting from downed lines. 

If you have to be driving and come across intersections where streetlights are out, please treat the intersection as a four-way-stop. 

EMSA is recommending the following heat safety measures for the entire Tulsa community, especially those without power or with family, friends, and neighbors who are without electricity.

Streets Update
City of Tulsa crews have finished clearing main roads with only two remaining streets due to trees wrapped in power lines. Crews will continue to focus on clearing residential/neighborhood roads that have downed trees.   

Tulsa Transit
Tulsa Transit bus routes are running as normal. For the most up to date information on routes, visit  

Refuse & Recycling
Trash and recycling pickup will operate as normal so long as roadways are passable. All trash should be placed in bags in your gray trash cart, and only loose recyclables should be placed in the blue recycle cart. If your carts are not picked up due to inaccessibility, please be patient and leave them at the curb. Haulers will make every effort to collect when roads are passable. 

Bulky Waste and WIN Dumpster Program
Bulky waste pickups and the WIN Dumpster Program have been suspended as crews have been diverted to storm response. An update will be provided of when pickups will resume.  

Food Safety and Neighbors
If you have elderly neighbors and family members, please check on them to ensure they are safe. Because many residences will be without power, residents are asked to practice proper food safety measures. For a list of ways to safely eat food after a power outage, visit

Tulsa Parks Update
Mohawk, Hunter, Woodward, Savage, and Carl Smith Parks are closed and pedestrian traffic is not advisable. Whiteside, McClure, Berry, Waterworks, Hicks, Dawson, Henthorne, and Tulsa Garden Center do not have power and are also closed.  

Reed and Lacy Park Community Centers are open as cooling stations through the end of the week from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Reed and Lacy pools will remain open tomorrow. All other pools are closed until further notice. Splash pads that have electric include: Kendall Whittier, Lacy, Reed, Vining, Springdale, Chamberlain. Other splash pads do not have power.  

Jane A. Malone Center at Chamberlain Park will be open tomorrow.  

Oxley Nature Center and both City golf courses are also closed until further notice.  

Tulsa Animal Welfare
The Tulsa Animal Welfare will be open tomorrow. If you do not have power, make sure your animals have plenty of water and shade. 

Municipal Court
Tulsa Municipal Court will be open tomorrow.

Household Fire Safety Tips 

Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. All of these devices have battery backups even if they are hardwired. When experiencing power outages, it is important to check the battery backups to ensure that they are operating properly.  


Alternative power and cooking safety
Generators, camp stoves or charcoal grills should always be used outdoors and at least 20 feet away from windows.  

Generator safety tips 

Generators can be helpful when the power goes out, but can also be dangerous if improperly utilized. 

Candle Safety