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Bixby neighborhoods evacuate overnight

Posted at 8:45 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 09:53:34-04

TULSA - Residents who live on Mingo were woken up and had just two hours to evacuate or shelter in place before their only way out became flooded.

Overnight, the water levels on 191st at Garnett and on 129th at Highway 64 rose even higher.

Bixby fire and police knocked on doors in the "Deer Run" and "Bixby Ranch Estates" neighborhoods and notified people of the coming threat.

The cannon family heard the police on the PA system and decided it was time for their family to go, and for a very good reason.

"I think most people are staying in place," said Garrison Cannon. "I don't think most people are that scared about it. Like I said, we're having a baby Monday and I'm not going to take any chances with it."

Faith Church in Glenpool is serving as a shelter for this area.

Anyone who decided to stay in their homes has to stay there until the water recedes.

Officials warned emergency services could become impossible.

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