2 Men Rescued From High Waters; Drivers Stranded During Tuesday's Severe Weather

Wednesday, April 29th 2020, 10:47 am
By: Shannon Rousseau


Tuesday night's severe weather caused parts of Tulsa to flood and even prompted a water rescue near 41st Street and Mingo.

The two victims are safe Wednesday morning after they held onto the concrete support of this bridge around 7:30 Tuesday night.

Police said two men--who are 56 and 44-years-old--held on until help could arrive.

The wife of one of the men said they heard the tornado siren go off Tuesday night while driving around the area.

She said they got out of the car and ran east on 41st Street--- down into the creek--- and under the bridge to escape the possible tornado.

But somehow as the water got higher, she was able to escape while the two men held onto a concrete support in the creek.

Police said she was able to throw them a green extension cord to hang onto until help could arrive.

The Tulsa Fire Department and Rescue Unit rescued both men.

EMSA treated them at the scene; neither of them were hurt.

Tuesday night's heavy rain also flooded several streets in Tulsa.

Three drivers needed help getting out of high water near 41st Street and Sheridan, which almost always floods when there's heavy rain.

The drivers were actually able to push their cars out of the water as crews closed the intersection to let the water subside.