Residents of two more towns urged to evacuate

The Associated Press - May 22, 2019 2:16 pm

Residents in the Meadow Valley subdivision of Sand Springs are being encouraged by police to voluntarily evacuate, in preparation for flooding.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Residents of two more Oklahoma towns are being encouraged to leave their homes ahead of expected flooding that has also prompted flooding concerns in Missouri and Kansas.

Residents in the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs and in Fort Gibson, about 50 miles southwest of Tulsa, are being urged to evacuate because of flooding forecast on the Arkansas River.

Residents of Webbers Falls, some 70 miles southeast of Tulsa, were advised earlier to evacuate.

The National Weather Service reports the river was at 37 feet late Wednesday morning, 9 feet above flood stage and expected to reach 41 feet  by Friday morning.

River levels were rising Wednesday, after days of severe weather that has been blamed on at least three deaths.

 

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