Stillwater under flash flood warning

Ponca City Now - June 6, 2019 1:12 pm

STILLWATER Stillwater is currently under a flash flood warning until 3 p.m., with the possibility of it reissuing throughout the day.

The National Weather Service lists Stillwater at a slight risk for flooding. As of noon today, 0.55 inches of rain has fallen.

Estimates project that Stillwater will receive an average of one to three inches of rainfall today, with the potential for higher rainfall in isolated areas.

With the continued rain and saturated ground, Stillwater could see road closings due to flooding. The rainfall is not expected to affect homes at this time.

The City of Stillwater’s Emergency Management department is monitoring the weather and will respond to any flooding situations.

Should roads flood, city staff will attempt to place barricades at the site to prevent traffic. You should never attempt to drive or walk through a flooded road or area, even if it is not barricaded.

Emergency Management will update the City’s road closings map with any emergency road closures due to flooding as time permits.

View the road closures map at http://stillwater.org/road-closing

Do not remove a barricade from a street at any time, even if the street looks clear of water.

Based on weather projections, the rainfall should start to slow by 7 p.m. and should finish by midnight.

 

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