Severe Weather Moves Through NE Oklahoma

Monday, September 21st 2009, 1:57 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- A line of intense thunderstorms stretched through Green Country Monday, dumping loads of rain across the Tulsa area.

Folks driving by storm water retention ponds near I-244 and Highway 169 say they were as full as anyone remembered.

Drivers near 31st and Sheridan got a look at the water up close, some even inside their cars. One man tried to push his way out of trouble when his car stalled, but it took a Good Samaritan in a pickup to finally get him free from the rising waters.

Streets were swamped in Broken Arrow as well. Some roads were closed. One family watched as the water crept up their driveway near 41st South and 209th East Avenue.

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The rain also came with intense wind. Pool toys and a trampoline were swept into some trees.

The Tulsa Chapter of the American Red Cross is helping families displaced by flooding.

"It seems the flooding is sporadic, so we likely won't be setting up shelters, but rather putting individual families in hotels if they don't have a place to stay," said spokesperson Nellie Kelly.

A family of seven from Claremore will be staying in a hotel Monday night. They were stranded when they found the road to their home was flooded.

A Tulsa family living in Parkview Apartments in Tulsa told Red Cross officials that they have water up to their baseboards. They have a place to stay Monday with family, but are concerned about Tuesday.

You can call the 24-hour disaster hotline for assistance if you've experienced a disaster. That number is 831-1109.

Fall officially arrives in Oklahoma at 4:18 p.m. Tuesday.

Other Weather Reports:

Wagoner County Emergency Management: Homes were reported flooded on the northern side of the county and cars were swept off the roads county wide. Some homes suffered roof damage, but no injuries were reported. There were high winds in the area of 50-70 mph.

Mayes County Emergency Management: There was little street flooding throughout the county. Some homes did sustain roof damage, but there were no major incidents and no injuries reported.

Muskogee County Emergency Management: Flooding was reported at the Wainwright area and the southern portion of the county. Emergency Management teams are surveying the county to get a better assessment.

Okmulgee County Emergency Management: No major incidents were reported.

Rogers County Sheriff's Office: No major incidents were reported.

Washington County Sheriff's Office: Some rain, but no major incidents were reported.

Nowata County Sheriff's Office: Some rain, hail and lightning, but no major incidents were reported.

Learn more in's weather section.