Governor Stitt Visits Webbers Falls To See Flood Damage

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 4:37 am
By: News On 6

Wednesday, Governor Kevin Stitt returned to see the flood damage in Webbers Falls first hand. He was joined on his tour by the U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary Wednesday morning.

The Muskogee County community was hit hard by all the flooding.

Gov. Stitt talked to farmers in Webbers Falls about their crop losses. He had a chance to see some of the devastation first hand and sit down for lunch with many farmers who were impacted. One of the farmers had planted a thousand acres of corn and only had about 150 acres left.

Gov. Stitt said it's difficult to see the devastation to one of the state's leading industries.

"Some of these guys have already replanted," said Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. "They've lost all of their corn crop, and they've already replanted with beans, so we're just trying to figure out what they need. And the Trump administration, they're here on site to figure out what they can do to help."

After heavy rain fall, officials evacuated Webbers Falls when two loose barges on the Arkansas River threatened to take out a dam and wash away the town.

Fortunately, the barges just sank after hitting the dam.