TULSA — Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, the Arkansas River went above the flood stage near Tulsa for the first time since 1986.
The river levels, at just over 18 feet, are currently in the "minor" flooding stages.
The river in Tulsa is expected to rise to 21 feet, which is one foot below what the National Weather Service describes as "major" flooding.
New development. Arkansas River at Tulsa now expected to rise to 21’. This is just 4’ below record level of 1986. pic.twitter.com/Gdcl4Yjjqa
— Mike Collier (@MikeCollierWX) May 22, 2019
City officials on Tuesday afternoon said residents in the following areas of Tulsa should take the necessary precautions in the case of potential flooding:
• Tulsa – 121st to 131st from Arkansas River to Sheridan Rd.
• Bixby – 151st to 161st from Memorial Dr. to the Arkansas River
• Bixby – 161st to 171st between Mingo Rd. and Garnett
• Jenks – South of 91st and West of Elm Street
For residents impacted by the storm, the Tulsa Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at Crosstown Church of Christ, 3400 E. Admiral.
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