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Rain chances raise concerns for washed out roads in Okmulgee County – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma 2022-05-13 21:27:47 –

Tulsa, Oklahoma — Okmulgee County is not resting from the rain. This morning it rained 2-4 inches on the already saturated ground.

Rain, rain, leave — Okmargi’s plea after last week’s floods caused great damage to such roads and expelled people from their homes.

Water has receded in most areas of the county, but emergency management crew members say restoration work is not yet complete.

“It was raining a lot today, so we can’t do anything if it rains,” said Tim Clayton, Head of Emergency Management at Okmulgee County.

Alicia Hall, who lives in a flooded area, said last week that her garden and house looked like a lake.

“It was 4 feet of water … probably 9 feet outside of us,” Hall said.

The airboat helped evacuate her and her family.

“… and around 6 o’clock they seem okay. We’ll come to help you,” Hall said.

The flood washed away some of her livestock and caused great damage in her home.

“The staff started to float … my couch got over there,” Hall said.

The crew burned down the walls on the first floor. She said she was grateful that the rain they received this morning did not cause any additional damage.

“I’m afraid. We’re still trying to get into the barn as soon as we have something important outside. I hope it doesn’t rain … a few more days,” Hall said.

However, the emergency management crew said they were prepared for further rain.

“There is a prediction that tonight could be a stormy weather with wind and hail, which only complicates what we are already recovering,” Clayton said.

Emergency management crews are advised to provide another route in case they encounter such a road.

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