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City of Tulsa severe weather update

Posted at 3:42 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 17:31:31-04

The city of Tulsa on Tuesday afternoon gave an update on storm and flooding impacts in the area.

Watch 3 p.m. news conference in the video player above and read 3 p.m. press release below:

The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County’s primary concern is the potential of flooding along the Arkansas River at the southern parts of Tulsa and Bixby and Jenks in Tulsa County.

The Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed the release of Keystone Dam to 160,000 cubic feet beginning at 6 p.m. this evening. Potential minor flooding with the potential of power disconnections could be expected along the Arkansas River and the following areas may be impacted eight to 10 hours following the peak output. Individuals and businesses in the following areas should make 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

The Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency (TAEMA) Emergency Operations Center is at full activation for the potential of minor flooding and damage assessment from the storm in North Tulsa this morning.

PSO continues to restore electricity in the area impacted by the storm this morning. For residents impacted by the storm, the Tulsa Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at Crosstown Church of Christ, 3400 E. Admiral.

Keystone Dam flood projection

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