Creeks, rivers flood across SE Oklahoma

By: Kylie Dixon Email
By: Kylie Dixon Email

BRYAN COUNTY, OK-- Clear Boggy creek, near Caney, Oklahoma has risen to up to 22 feet in less than 24 hours.

Caney Police Officer, David Vaughn, said this happens when they get a downpour because of where the town is located.

"Caney, all kind of sits in the bottom land, it's kind of a lower lying area anyway, so it just gets the run off basically from every direction," Vaughn explained.

Clear Boggy creek is under a flood warning. This affects areas around it, like pastures and roads, especially old highway 69, east of Caney.

This picture sent in from a viewer is Ethel road in Anlters, where a yellow car tried to drive through the water.

No one was hurt, but Kenneth Eppler, of Bryan County Emergency Management said they were lucky.

"Most deaths and injuries from flood waters occur from people driving through the water."

Durant Police had to stop drivers from going down Briarwood street. The Chuckwa creek has submerged the low lying street.

Emergency Management said to never play in this kind of running water, it's very dangerous. As you can see the strong rope that usually hangs across the road, is actually under the water, because of the rapid movement of the creek.

Eppler said residents should be ready when the next dose of heavy rain rolls through.

"You know if you live in a low lying area and you are prone to flooding, have a go bag ready, that you have your prescriptions in and your clothes already in there so you can grab and go."

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