Baptist church camp evacuated due to rising Washita River

Ponca City Now - June 19, 2015 9:41 am

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) – More than 5,000 young people at a Baptist church camp in southern Oklahoma are being sent home early as the nearby Washita River is expected to reach historic levels.

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Director Anthony Jordan announced Thursday that campers at Falls Creek near Davis are being sent home, although he said the camp was not directly at risk of flooding.

Jordan said in a statement that camp officials were concerned about their ability to provide general maintenance and trash service because of flooding in nearby areas. Jordan says camp activities are being suspended for the rest of the week.

Falls Creek spokesman James Swain says there were about 5,400 campers at Falls Creek this week.

 

Latest Stories

Hobby Lobby Sues Former Oxford Professor Over Stolen Artifacts

OKC-News 9 Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby filed a federal lawsuit against a former Oxford University classics...

OSDH: 5,346 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Since Friday September 24, 2021

Covid-19 in Oklahoma- One hundred and two more virus-related deaths and 5,346 new coronavirus cases were...

The 35th Ponca City Leadership Class had a session on the history of Ponca City. The...