Green Country Starting To Recover After Rain

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 8:25 am
By: News On 6

Communities all over Green Country are starting to recover after several inches of rain pounded the area.   From flooded homes to water rescues and road closures, the storm has caused plenty of problems.  Six In The Morning reporter Carina Sonn reports roads are still closed in counties to the south and east of Tulsa.

The News On 6 spoke to a couple of emergency dispatchers who say the water is starting to recede, but it's a slow process.

On Tuesday, flooding forced a Muskogee neighborhood to evacuate.  With high water surrounding them, emergency managers said it wasn't safe for families to stay at home.  And drivers found themselves in danger when flood waters swept them off the road.

One driver was stranded on Highway 16 between Wagoner and Okay. She had to crawl on the roof of her car, while waiting for rescuers.

Drivers in Haskell took similar risks even though signs pointed out the danger.

Close to home, the situation in Broken Arrow was enough to cause worry, but no serious damage.  The real problem was runoff that flooded low lying places, saturating ditches and overflow areas. Again, drivers who tempted fate, found themselves in trouble.   

Drivers on Elwood in Jenks may also find themselves in a messy situation after a giant chunk of street gave way, because of the high water.

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