Flash Flood Emergency issued in southern Oklahoma


A Flash Flood Emergency has been declared for portions of southern Oklahoma as heavy rains continue to fall.

The National Weather Service issued the alert just before 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 for the areas of Fittstown, Jesse and Stonewall in Johnston, Coal, Pontotoc and Atoka counties. The emergency is issued until 1:15 p.m.

All residents in the area are warned to take higher ground to avoid flooding. The area has received eight inches of rain Friday and is expected to receive several more inches in the next few hours.

The NWS says the situation is dangerous and that travel should not be attempted unless you are fleeing an area from flooding. Those fleeing should not drive into high water when encountering flooded roads. Rain is expected to fall throughout the day across the state. The Oklahoma City metro has seen some street flooding.

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