Friendships Forged in Crisis: Choctaw Nation and American Red Cross Partner to Speed Disaster Relief
The ice storm hit the Choctaw Nation hard, pummeling eastern Oklahoma for days starting on December 6.
At least 13,000 people lost power, in some cases for days, the Choctaw Nation said in a release. Pipes froze and choked off water supplies. Tree branches got so burdened with ice that they cracked and crashed to the ground, rendering walking outside dangerous, TulsaWorld.com reported. Debris was strewn everywhere.