City of Tulsa issues Public Safety Notice due to flooding

Collaborator: City of Tulsa
Published: 05/22/2019, 1:16 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(TULSA, Okla.) The Emergency Operations Center is increasingly aware of the threat of flooding in parts of Tulsa, Turley, Skiatook, Sperry, Collinsville, Bixby, Jenks, Broken Arrow and Sand Springs. At 12 P.M. the Emergency Operations Center is expected to be fully activated and increased to a Level 1, which means local, state and federal authorities are responding.  The Army Corps of Engineers say 215,000 cubic feet per second is expected to be released from Keystone Dam by 2 P.M. Wednesday. Moderate flooding is expected in the Tulsa metro. Officials are making notification to residents in high risk flood areas by uniform officers in marked police vehicles with lights and sirens. It is recommended residents living in affected neighborhoods and in a 100-year floodplain... * Listen to first responders in your area and prepare for possible evacuations * Pack a bag with prescriptions and clothing for multiple-day period * Charge your cell phones, put valuables in a higher place, bring your pets with you * Bring important identification with you and take videos/pictures of your home for insurance purposes  *Once evacuated, residents might not be able to get back to evacuated areas. Bird creek near Owasso is projected to crest at 29.5’ late Wednesday night. At this stage, disastrous flooding will occur between North Tulsa and Owasso and north Tulsa and Catoosa. This will be comparable to the flooding which occurred in 1974. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation. The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center for those who might be displaced at Crosstown Church of Christ at 3400 E Admiral. Tulsa County is handling resource requests for Sperry, Jenks and Bixby. Sand Springs neighborhoods expected to be impacted include... * Town and Country * River View Estates * Meadow Brook Estate * Fisher Bottoms Non-emergency numbers for agencies are as follows… Bixby PD 918-366-8294 Catoosa PD 918-266-2424 EMSA 918-596-3010 Jenks PD 918-299-6311 Sand Springs PD 918-245-8777 Skiatook PD 918-396-2424 Sperry PD 918-288-7333 Tulsa PD 918-596-9222 Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office 918-596-5600   Residents are encouraged to be vigilant, aware, and ready to take necessary precautions as warranted. Do not drive into high water and do not drive around barricades for your safety and the safety of our first responders.


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