Flooding Forces Evacuations Near Poteau River

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 6:57 pm
By: News On 6

People who live in southeast Oklahoma are getting ready for another round of rain.

The Poteau River is already outside its banks and is flooding fields, threatening homes, and prompting sheriff's deputies to evacuate people from seven homes.

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Pilot Will Kavanagh and Osage SkyNews 6 HD flew to parts of southeastern Oklahoma for a look at the flooding.

Kavanagh flew over 271 and the Poteau River just on the east side of Spiro where the water was out over the banks to some low-lying areas.

While it wasn't a big problem there, over on the west side it's starting to overflow the banks up to a mile away from the river, forcing the sheriff's department to make evacuations.