the republic logo

Heavy rain hits Oklahoma, prompting flooding concerns through southern, central parts of state

Share/Save/Bookmark

TECUMSEH, Oklahoma — Heavy rainfall is causing flooding in parts of Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Little River near Tecumseh. The river was at 15.4 feet on Thursday morning — more than 4 feet above flood stage. Forecasters say the river is expected to crest at near 16 feet before dropping below flood stage Thursday afternoon.

The weather service says the flooding will likely damage crops and pastures and affect rural roads along the river.

Elsewhere, flood advisories are in effect for Atoka, Coal, Cotton, Hughes, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Seminole and Tillman counties. A flash flood watch is in effect for much of the state as well, and forecasters say some areas could see 2 to 5 inches of rain through Friday.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.