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Officials warning about flooding risk

Posted at 10:26 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 23:26:30-04

Officials briefing the public on all this flooding as they brace for even more impact across the state.

What Mayor G.T. Bynum, Governor Stitt, and first-responders stressed today as long as we're prepared and help each other out, we can make it through and recover from this disaster.

Governor Stitt estimating more than a thousand homes already damaged from flooding.

High water forcing the shut down of about 40 highways across the state and the river is expected to rise even more.

So far the City of Tulsa evacuated one apartment complex and Mayor G.T. Bynum says while first-responders can't drag you out of your home.

If your neighborhood becomes threatened by flooding, emergency personnel will knock door-to-door, and recommend residents to leave immediately.

Police officers went around the Cherry Hill Mobile Home Park today making evacuation announcements.

Many - listening to the warning by packing up and leaving within a few hours.

"When there's disaster our emergency, everyone comes together and you can't ask for anything better," said resident Shelley Cherry.

Mayor Bynum says if more evacuations are needed, Tulsa police will have extra patrols to prevent looting and the city will provide guards in the neighborhoods so only those with proof of residency can come back.

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