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Some southern Tulsa County residents urged to prepare for potential flooding

Posted at 4:52 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 18:16:38-04

BIXBY, Okla. — 151st and Memorial is one of the areas in Green Country where officials urge residents and businesses to be prepared for potential flooding.

City leaders and emergency personnel held a press conference this afternoon, saying the southern part of the county — like Jenks and Bixby — should be prepared to evacuate as a precaution.

The tremendous amount of rain from the past few days filled into Keystone Lake, causing the Army Corps of Engineers to up their release rate at the Keystone Dam to 160,000 cubic feet per second within the next hour.

"You will see the impacts throughout Tulsa by daybreak tomorrow if we’re going 160K, tonight, you’ll see that by daybreak and it will continue at that rate throughout the weekend. That’s the plan," said David Williams with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Here’s a map of the four areas officials say should be prepared for flooding.

The Army Corps of Engineers says south Tulsa should see the impact in about eight to ten hours.

If you do have to leave your home, Tulsa Red Cross has set up an evacuation shelter at Crosstown Church of Christ.

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