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USOklahoma town urges evacuation due to rising river

15:35  22 may  2019
15:35  22 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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(AP) — A small town in Oklahoma is urging residents to evacuate as the Arkansas River heads toward near-historic levels. The river was expected to rise to 40 feet (12 meters) by Thursday morning. The National Weather Service says the flooding poses an "extremely dangerous and

– A small town in Oklahoma is urging residents to evacuate as the Arkansas River heads toward near-historic levels. The river was expected to rise to 40 feet by Thursday morning. The National Weather Service says the flooding poses an “extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation.”

Oklahoma town urges evacuation due to rising river © The Associated Press Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt talks with the media following an aerial tour of tornado and flood damaged areas of the state, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. — A small town in Oklahoma is urging residents to evacuate as the Arkansas River heads toward near-historic levels.

Forecasters say major flooding is expected in Webbers Falls, a town of about 600 people about 140 miles (225 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City.

According to the National Weather Service, the Arkansas River was at 34.5 feet (10.5 meters), or 6.5 feet (2 meters) above flood stage, as of Wednesday morning. The river was expected to rise to 40 feet (12 meters) by Thursday morning. The National Weather Service says the flooding poses an "extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation."

Forecasters say parts of Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas could see severe weather Wednesday, the latest in a multi-day stretch of storms that have spawned dozens of tornadoes and caused two deaths in Missouri.

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