Tropical Storm Could Bring Unprecedented Flooding To Oklahoma

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 2:37 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer says to expect significant flooding Wednesday and Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill push northward into eastern Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning for eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

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Four to eight inches rainfall will be common across the Flash Flood Watch area with locally higher amounts possible.

Meyer says the system could drop one to two inches of rain an hour as it crosses into southeast Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon.

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Because lakes and rivers are already above normal from May's record-setting rainfall, massive flooding across the region is likely. 

Travis Meyer says this is a very serious situation for those who live near lakes and rivers.

In the event of flooding, never drive your vehicle into high water. It takes only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away most SUVs and pickups. Most flood-related deaths occur in vehicles.

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