Muskogee Police Say Entire City May Be Affected By Flooding


Sunday, April 24th 2011, 8:53 pm
By: News On 6


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UNDATED -- Muskogee Police say heavy rains are causing major problems. One officer told News On 6 over the phone that "the entire city is flooded."

Creeks have turned into raging rivers spilling over to roads and bridges, stalling several cars.

There was at least one water rescue in the area. A 16-year-old boy was pulled from his truck stuck in the middle of a flooded street. The teen was apparently trying to drive through the water.

Remember, even an SUV can be washed away by a flood. All it takes is two feet of water.

All the rain has caused a problem for the schools in Westville in Adair County. The superintendent has canceled class for Monday.

He says after talking with the fire department and looking at the number of bridges washed away, there's no way to run the buses.

He says this means he'll have to extend the school year by one day to make up, but felt it was better to be safe.

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News On 6 weather spotters and viewers are reporting heavy flooding in other parts of Green

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A viewer snapped a photo of a flooded road in Cherokee County. Another picture shows a mobile home surrounded by water.

A cell phone video submitted to News On 6 shows a structure being washed away in Fort Gibson.

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The National Weather Service expects major flooding along the Illinois River and surrounding campgrounds.

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