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Tulsa Co. Sheriff's Office rescues people, goats from rising floodwaters

Posted at 10:02 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 23:02:05-04

TULSA — Undersheriff George Brown with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is the GOAT for helping rescue some goats from rising flood waters Thursday.

Brown worked with the goats’ owner and volunteers to rescue the animals just before flood waters filled the fenced area where they were being kept.

The sheriff’s office searched communities along the river for anyone – human or otherwise - left stranded by the water. The office posted dramatic video of flood waters surrounding homes in the Town and Country neighborhood.

The sheriff’s office helped one man stranded in his home near South 145th and West 18th in Sand Springs along the river Thursday.

Residents living in affected neighborhoods along the Arkansas river and in a 100-year floodplain should be ready to evacuate. See the locations of evacuation shelters on our weather blog here.

Pets are being welcomed at the temporary shelter at Tulsa Expo Square Fairground Pavilion (south entrance) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. The shelter is also accepting pet food, blankets and towels.

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