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.
CALERA, Okla. -- Calera volunteer firefighters say as soon as they left their day jobs, they went straight to work. Crews were sandbagging several homes where the water was starting to creep in.
The water rose over the road is some parts of town, especially on Ridge Crest Road in Calera. The fire department ran out of sandbags after placing them at seven homes.
Water began seeping into at least one homeowner's kitchen and dining area after the patio flooded. Crews managed to find more sandbags Tuesday night, in anticipation for more rain.
[CG: NATHAN WILLIAMS/CALERA]
"We are sandbagging as many sandbags that we can come up with we're putting out," said Nathan Williams, a Calera city councilman. "We've done apartment buildings, residences, things like that, of course residences are our top priority."
One local company donated a truckload of sand to make more sandbags. Calera fire officials say if anyone needs some bags at their home to give them a call.
Calera Fire Department: 580-434-7000