Two upper level waves will interact with a warm and very moist air mass to generate thunderstorms through Saturday. Lightning and torrential rainfall that could cause flash flooding are the primary threats...with a secondary threat of damaging winds. Turn around, don't drown!
Bryan, Choctaw, Pushmataha and McCurtain County Health Departments have scheduled extended hour clinics to enable residents to receive their vaccine. Clinic will be begin at 8am and remain open until 7pm in most locations (Clayton 9am to 6pm). The schedule is as follows:
Ø Durant/Bryan County ~ October 10th ~ 8am to 7pm
Ø Idabel/McCurtain County ~ October 10th ~ 8am to 7pm
Ø Antlers/Pushmataha ~ October 7th ~ 8am to 7pm
Ø Clayton/Pushmataha ~ October 15th ~ 9am to 6pm
Ø Hugo/Choctaw ~ October 16th 8am to 7pm
Flu facts from the Oklahoma State Department of Health:
Ø During the 2011-2012 season, the highest rate of hospitalizations were in people 65 years and older (30 per 100,000) and in children 0-4 years old (14 per 100,000).
Ø The overall rate for all ages was lower in 2011-2012 (8.6 per 100,000) than in 2010-2011 season (21.3 per 100,000); age-group rates were also lower in 2011-2012 than in the previous year.
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