The Flood Warning continues for
the Kiamichi river near Antlers.
* Until Wednesday evening... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 830 PM Tuesday the stage was 26.31 feet.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Kiamichi river near Antlers will continue rising to
near 30.8 feet Wednesday before dawn. The river is expected to fall
below flood stage Wednesday afternoon.
* Impact... at 31.0 feet... moderate flooding occurs along campgrounds
on the West Bank of the Kiamichi river near Moyers. Permanent
buildings on the campgrounds become flooded.
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551 PM CDT Tue may 21 2013
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a
* Flood Warning for...
Haskell County in southeast Oklahoma...
Latimer County in southeast Oklahoma...
Le Flore County in southeast Oklahoma...
Pittsburg County in southeast Oklahoma...
Pushmataha County in southeast Oklahoma...
Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
southeastern Muskogee County in east central Oklahoma...
southern McIntosh County in southeast Oklahoma...
* until 600 PM CDT Wednesday
* at 546 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
areas of light rain gradually coming to an end from west to east
across the warned area. Although additional rainfall amounts will
remain light... three to six inches of rain has already fallen during
the past 24 hours over much of southeast Oklahoma and flooding of
low lying areas and low water crossings will likely continue. The
Kiamichi and Poteau rivers are forecast to flood... and many other
smaller creeks and streams are likely flooding as well.
* Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flooding to occur.
Some locations that could experience flooding include... Antlers...
Clayton... Eufaula... McAlester... Poteau... Sallisaw... Stigler...
Wilburton... Albion... Alderson... Arrowhead State Park... Ashland...
Bengal... Big Cedar... blanco... Blocker... Bokoshe... Briartown...
brushy... Cameron... Canadian... Clayton Lake State Park... cloudy...
Crowder... Damon... Dunbar... Enterprise... Fanshawe... Gans and Hanna.
This areal Flood Warning will replace the flash flood warnings that
are set to expire this afternoon for the same area.
Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road to
unknown depths. It only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away
most sport utility vehicles and pickups. Take a different Route to
reach your destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember...
most flood related deaths occur in automobiles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flash flooding is observed act quickly. Do
not enter the water. Turn around and move up to higher ground to
escape flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when
water begins rising.
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