Weather Aware conditions continue overnight due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 7 a.m. for the northernmost portions of Texoma including Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray and Pontotoc Counties Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Rain ends NW to SE during the day Thursday.
For one day, KXII anchors and reporters became firefighters in Ardmore.
City firefighters hosted their first annual Media Day, opening their training grounds during the morning and afternoon.
Matt Brown, Lisanne Anderson, morning anchor Diana Zoga, along with reporters Zach Anderson and Keaton Long learned first hand what firefighters face in emergency situations.
From repelling down a five-story building to using hydraulic extraction equipment on a car, media members got their hands dirty. Fire crews also demonstrated hoses and their ladder truck.
One of the most challenging elements of the day was a smoke rescue. Participants went into a smoke-filled tower in pairs, armed with heat sensing equipment, and rescued a ‘victim.’