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Illegal drones causing problems for helicopters, first responders in flood areas

Posted at 10:18 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 23:18:46-04

TULSA, Okla. — Officials have been busy trying to keep people away from floodwaters because of the many dangers.

But another concern first responders are having during the historic eastern Oklahoma flooding is the illegal use of drones.

"Everybody likes to fly these drones and get great pictures, but we're trying to save lives," Tulsa Fire Department spokesperson Andrew Little said. "It's more important than a photo, and it's more important than a few dollars on YouTube."

So far officials tell us they've found 30 illegal drones along the river, causing potential dangers for helicopters during their response to the flood.

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