Updated April 17, 2:10 p.m.
The City of Tulsa will furlough around 1,000 employees for half-days every Friday beginning May 3 through the end of 2020.
Mayor G.T. Bynum said high unemployment and low oil prices are expected to cause a dramatic drop in sales tax collections, the city's only source of operating funds.
Much like during last year's spring storms when the city decided to warn people to brace for a flood event on par with 1986, officials decided it would be best to prepare now for the worst-case scenario.