Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:56 Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:53
Due to the extreme heat conditions, Comanche Nation Chairman, Wallace Coffey, has declared a State of Emergency, and has opened a Cooling Station today at the Comanche Nation Complex Conference Room, seven miles north of Lawton, Okla., Medicine Park Exit. The Cooling Station will provide Comanche tribal members and the general public a place to rest, and find relief from the heat. Light snacks and water will be provided.
“We are here for the people,” said Coffey. “If we have people in need, we will help them.”
The Cooling Station is assisted by the American Red Cross, and staffed by the Comanche Nation Emergency Management Team and tribal employees.
The hours of the Cooling Station are 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily, and will remain open until the heat conditions improve.
As the situation may call, the Comanche Nation Community Centers in Walters, Apache, and Cache may be called upon to open a Cooling Stations as well.
Contact the Comanche Nation, (580) 492-4988.