GoFundMe page created for flood victims

Posted at 9:07 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 18:49:26-05

A GoFundMe page has been created to help out those impacted by flooding in Tahlequah.

Dozens of Tahlequah residents are forced to leave their homes as the Illinois River reaches historic levels. 

People who have lived and worked on the river their whole lives tell 2 Works For You, they've never seen anything like this before. 

The river crested at about 31 feet on Monday. This is a record-breaking level, according to the Scenic Rivers Commission. 

Dozens of homes and businesses are underwater along Highway 10. Much of the road closed down where floodwaters submerged the road. 

Preston Creason is one of the many residents whose home has been swallowed by the river. Only his roof is visible. He had to release his horses from the field, so they wouldn't drown. 

Creason's family has owned this land for decades. He says some water got into his house during the floods in 2011, but he wasn't prepared for this level of destruction. 

To donate to these flood victims, click here. 

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