Wagoner County Residents Prepare For More Flooding


Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:35 pm
By: News On 6


In Wagoner County, people are doing all they can to get ahead of the storm. Thousands of sandbags are ready to go and emergency management isn't taking any chances. 

Coweta resident Sandra Martin knows a thing or two about floods. Water usually enters her house through her garage.

Wagoner County emergency management briefed volunteers on Tuesday about the areas they planned to hit based on who saw the most water during the last floods. Then, they loaded pallets of sandbags onto a flatbed truck to disperse mostly throughout Coweta and Broken Arrow.

The bags that were left over after the flooding a few weeks back helped pinpoint which areas will need them the most.

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With Martin's past floods, they came to her aid first on their long to-do list "I'm not scared,” she said. “We moved our motor home up the street at mom's, and we can go up there or [to] my daughter's house. We've gotten used to it. I wish it wouldn't be so often but its home."

Again, Martin's home is just the first stop on Wagoner County's list. They have a long night ahead of them.

What Martin did by moving vehicles or motor homes to higher ground is recommended.