WEATHER COVERAGE: Overnight Storms Bring Heavy Flooding To Okmulgee, McIntosh Counties

Monday, June 7th 2021, 10:30 am
By: News On 6

Radar estimates suggest that over 13" of rainfall has occurred around the Okmulgee area and we are seeing similar excessive rainfall totals estimated into northern McIntosh County near Checotah as well. Flooding will remain a big concern even as rain rates drop off.

Road conditions in Okmulgee and McIntosh Counties remain dangerous with Emergency Management crews encouraging residents to stay home if possible. Okmulgee Emergency Management, says that nearly three dozen water rescues have been conducted on Monday morning. Early Monday morning, crews closed both the northbound of US-75 in Okmulgee County due to severe flooding. According to emergency officials, US75 has been reopened North of the US-62 Junction while areas south of the Junction on US-75 In Okmulgee city limits remain closed due to flooding.

The City of Okmulgee, Okmulgee County Emergency Management, and Oklahoma Department Emergency Management, are asking anyone impacted by the rain and flooding on Monday to report flooding and storm damages online at City officials say any business, ranches, homeowners, and renters should report any damage from the storm or from the flooding.

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