TULSA - The Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency says after reviewing the latest information from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Emergency Operations Center is preparing for a historic flooding situation in line with the 1986 floods in Tulsa County.
Warnings and watches blanketed northeastern Oklahoma ahead of the expected flooding Wednesday night.
FOX23 Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott says all types of severe weather are possible, including high wind, hail, lightning, and tornadoes.
KRMG Managing Editor Rick Couri spotted one of the first Green Country rotations in Okemah Wednesday evening.
City leaders in Bixby sent out a list of neighborhoods that needed to evacuate Wednesday evening.
The Army Corps of Engineers is currently releasing 215,000 cubic feet per second and believe there is a high probability that more water will be released in the coming days that would cause significant flooding in the Tulsa metro.
Tulsa city leaders recommend that people living in affected neighborhoods along the Arkansas River prepare immediately for evacuations.
Once evacuated, residents might not be able to get back to evacuated areas for a week or longer.
All residents in Tulsa County with questions or concerns related to this flooding event can call 211, 24/7.
The American Red Cross sets up these shelters in Green Country:
- Tulsa County
Crosstown Church of Christ at 3400 E. Admiral, Tulsa
- Washington County
Redeemer Lutheran Church at 3700 Woodland Road, Bartlesville
Jenks Public Schools leaders decide to close Thursday ending the school year.
River Spirit Casino Resort at 81st and Riverside closed at 2pm Wednesday due to flooding. There’s no word yet on when it will reopen.
Here’s a lit of the roads closed in the KRMG listening area:
SH-11 is closed from 76th St. North to 186th St North.
SH-20 is closed from US-75 to west of Skiatook.
SH-16 is closed near the Muskogee Turnpike just north of Muskogee.
SH-16 is closed northwest of Okay.
SH-82 is closed at Grand River south of Langley.
US-64 is closed between Pawnee and SH-18.
SH-123 is closed between Bartlesville and Dewey.