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Evacuations list: Some communities forced to leave for higher ground

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Posted at 2:00 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 15:50:37-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa County:

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is urging people who live in certain areas to leave their homes because of rising floodwaters.

Owasso:

The City of Owasso is encouraging anyone living or working in the 100-year floodplain to evacuate and find a different place to stay.

Leaders say emergency response teams are currently going through neighbors and businesses to communicate information and advise on evacuation.

Sand Springs:

The City of Sand Springs is advising those living in the Meadow Valley and other low-lying areas to consider a voluntary evacuation. There is no mandatory evacuation in place.

In addition, Case Community Park remains closed with warnings to not enter it.

If an American Red Cross emergency shelter is needed, city leaders say plans are in place for that to happen.

RELATED ARTICLE: Sand Springs neighborhood urged to voluntarily evacuate

Okmulgee County:

The Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office, along with Okmulgee County Emergency Management, are encouraging residents living within half a mile of Duck Creek and Snake Creek in the northeastern part of the country, and the Deep Fork River in the southern part of the country, to begin emergency evacuations.

The areas strongly affected will be Hectorville Rd.(221st St.) North to Adams Rd. (211th St.) and from 250 Rd (Yale Ave) to Bixby Rd. (Memorial Dr.). Other areas of great concern will be Bixby Rd. (Memorial Dr.) south to Hwy. 16.

Leaders say they are getting in touch with the Red Cross to establish shelter locations for those affected. Those locations will be released as soon as they are determined.

Broken Arrow:

Officials from the City of Broken Arrow are advising of a voluntary evacuation of residents from certain areas of the city.

Broken Arrow Police knocked on the doors of those living south of Jasper (131st) Street between Garnett and 23rd Street (County Line Road).

Leaders are telling residents in affected areas to gather a multi-day supply of clothing, food, medications, as well as pets (with supplies for them as well) and leave the area.

RELATED ARTICLE: Broken Arrow city officials advise voluntary evacuation for floodplain areas

Emergency Operations Center:

The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center for those who might be displaced at Crosstown Church of Christ at 3400 E Admiral.

The Faith Church, 1901 W 171st St., in Glenpool is accepting evacuees, and they say pets are allowed as long as they're in crates. The American Red Cross is currently there. Officials say If you are able to volunteer, please do so now by going to the church!!! They are in need of anyone who can help,

Muskogee and Webbers Falls:

Webbers Falls officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation for residents. If you do so, it is at your own risk and officials say to write your name and emergency contact info on your arm in permanent marker.

If you are in Webbers Falls, you are asked to go to the shelter in Warner at Church on the Word, which is located at 1511 Culwell.

Muskogee County Emergency Management leaders are recommending the immediate evacuation of residents at Riverside Trailer Park in Muskogee and any other low-lying areas along the Arkansas River.

They are providing the following shelter locations for displaced residents in Muskogee and Fort Gibson.

Warrior Gym, Bacone College, 2299 Old Bacone Road, Muskogee.

The American Red Cross is bringing teams into the area to help with the shelter. Leaders say they have a back-up shelter in Muskogee if this shelter meets capacity.

RELATED ARTICLE: Muskogee students may be picked up now, officials say

Washington County:

The American Red Cross has set up an overnight shelter at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3700 Woodland Road, Bartlesville.

Help for Animals:

The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, Neighbor for Neighbor, Tulsa SPCA and Spay OK are working on a temporary shelter for people who have animals affected by flooding that need a place to stay temporarily.

The drop-off location is at the east end of the old Northland Shopping Center (575 East 36th Street North) in Tulsa.

The drop-off hours are from 7am-8pm.

They are asking for crates, blankets, pet food, sanitizing wipes, toys, paper towels, towels etc.

For more information, contact Jamee Suarez-Howard with OAA at 918-625-8188

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