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Tulsa County neighborhood evacuates due to flooding

Posted at 10:28 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 23:28:23-04

TULSA -- Residents living in between S 74th West Avenue to 81st West Avenue and CHarles Page Boulevard were evacuated Wednesday afternoon because of rising flood water.

"You work for it, you don’t want to see it destroyed but Mother Nature does what it does," said Linda Canida, one of the residents who evacuated.

Gas and power were shut off in the west Tulsa neighborhood as a safety precaution.

"I’ve had cancer four times and I just found out last Thursday it’s back again and it’s in my back so I can’t stick around here and wait," said Canida.

Adding to their stress of evacuating, was the possibility of a leak at a levee nearby.

"Right behind that house is the levee, that is the levee right there," said Canida.

Officials say they don't know if the flooding is from the heavy rainfall, or a leak in the levee nearby.

"They’ve got folks walking up and down the levee right now so we’ll make sure we keep on that," said Rep. Kevin Hern.

First responders don't want these homeowners to stick around and find out.

Members of the Army National Guard are in the neighborhood keeping an eye on the levee, and TCSO deputies will patrol the area to prevent looting.

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