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Preparing for the worst in Tishomingo

Posted: 07/03/2007 - JOHNSTON COUNTY, Okla. -- Just about everywhere you go, there's a threat of high water. Residents in Tishomingo say they are up to their eyes, and a local creek is causing all the problems

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Help for Sherman flood victims

Posted: 07/03/2007 - SHERMAN -- Another FEMA Disaster Recovery System is set to open in Sherman after one opened in Gainesville earlier in the week. Representatives from federal and state agencies will staff the office in the Shafer Crossing Shopping Center on Highway 75 beginning Tuesday.

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Waters rising at Little Mineral Marina

Posted: 07/03/2007 - POTTSBORO, Tex. -- Power has been cut to dozens of homes threatened by the rising waters at Little Mineral Marina, and like many other marinas on the lake, water taxi's are ferrying people around.

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Spillway less than four feet from overflow

Updated: 07/03/2007 - DENISON -- Authorities are forecasting the crest at Lake Texoma to come sometime on Friday. The lake elevation is 636.69 feet above sea level. That's less than four feet from reaching the emergency spillway.

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Love Co. keeping close eye on Red River level

Posted: 07/02/2007 - LOVE COUNTY, Okla. -- Even further upstream, the Red River continues to cause problems, including along the banks in Love County. At last check, the river was at 30.8 feet. That’s just about 10 feet from the bottom of the bridge.

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Disaster recovery center in Gainesville

Updated: 07/02/2007 - GAINESVILLE, Tex. – A disaster recovery center is now open in Gainesville for those affected by this summer’s floods. FEMA representatives are available at the Gainesville Outlet Mall off Interstate 35.

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Congressman meets with veterans in Ardmore

Posted: 07/02/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- Congressman Tom Cole made a trip to Ardmore on Monday to meet with war heroes and tour the Ardmore Veterans Center.

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Boil order in Thackerville

Posted: 07/02/2007 - THACKERVILLE, Okla. -- Rainfall is even affecting some water supplies in the region, including customers outside of Thackerville. More than 220 customers with the Thackerville Rural Water District 2 are being asked to boil their water as a precaution until further notice.

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Henry to address Oklahoma flooding

Posted: 07/02/2007 - OKLAHOMA CITY - With many portions of Oklahoma dealing with flooding or its aftermath on Monday, Governor Brad Henry and other state officials are preparing to discuss the state's emergency preparation.

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Oklahoma road closures due to flooding

Updated: 07/02/2007 - A number of roads in southern Oklahoma are impassable due to flooding and have been closed. KXII has the latest closings from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation...

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More of the same

Updated: 07/02/2007 - As one of the wettest Junes on record came to an end, July starts with a splash as well. Rain is in the forecast for much of the week, and it's effecting everything from holiday plans to local business.

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Congressman tours flood zones

Updated: 07/01/2007 - Oklahoma congressman Tom Cole toured parts of southern Oklahoma that have been hit by the constant wet weather, trying to evaluate what’s next for the ravaged areas.

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Spillway to flow over

Updated: 07/02/2007 - DENISON, Tex. -- Since the rain won't stop falling, Lake Texoma continues to swell to levels it hasn't reached in almost twenty years. The boat ramps are closed, now lake officials are predicting the water to rise above the spillway as many Texomans stand by to watch.

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Getting FEMA assistance

Updated: 07/02/2007 - GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Grayson County leaders met with officials from FEMA Friday morning to try and understand what to do now in order to receive the federal funding.

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New Engine 85

Updated: 07/02/2007 - SHERMAN -- The Sherman Fire Department has a new toy to play with. The department received a new fire truck Saturday.

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Local family receives new home

Updated: 07/02/2007 - SHERMAN -- Habitat for Humanity and Great Days of Service teamed up to build a local family a home. On Saturday the two organizations dedicated the house to Alicia Hester and her children. The new home was built on North Maple Street in Sherman.

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Veteran Reunion

Updated: 07/02/2007 - Veterans gathered to remember times at Perrin Airforce Base in Grayson County over the weekend.

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Ardmore, Dickson welcoming new police chiefs

Posted: 06/29/2007 - Two Oklahoma police departments are welcoming new chiefs to their respective towns. Scott Pemberton has been hired as the new chief in Dickson, and city officials in Ardmore have appointed Dave Leonardo new police chief as well.

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Sherman kids kicking the summer blues

Updated: 08/27/2007 - SHERMAN -- With the never-ending rain, children across the area are battling the doldrums, having been stuck indoors for most of June. That doesn't seem to bother the kids in the Sherman ISD’s Summer Enrichment Program. On Thursday, they took center stage showing off their musical talent.

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Area rivers continue to rise

Posted: 06/28/2007 - The Red River continues to rise. At noon Thursday, KXII received reports of the river reaching 27 feet, more than two feet above flood stage. It's projected to crest Thursday afternoon at 31 feet.

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Great Days of Service

Updated: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- Rain or shine, Sherman residents are rolling up their sleeves preparing to help others in projects across the city. Although the Great Days of Service organizers planned their events months ago, they say their goal is to help as many people as possible.

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West Nile a concern in southern Oklahoma

Updated: 06/27/2007 - CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- Health officials are urging people to be on the lookout for mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry. Health experts say West Nile is a major concern in Carter County. Several cases were reported last year, one of which was fatal.

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High-speed chase in Ardmore

Updated: 06/26/2007 - ARDMORE, Okla. -- A man led police on a high-speed chase after filling up his car with gas and taking off without paying. Police say the suspect was going 85 miles per hour before the chase ended at the intersection of Commerce and Stanley.

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National Guardsmen at the ready in Sherman

Updated: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- Some extra help is headed to Sherman. Governor Rick Perry has ordered the deployment of National Guardsmen in the event of another round of major flooding.

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Sherman’s sirens keeping city safe

Posted: 06/26/2007 - SHERMAN -- The City of Sherman has 19 warning sirens throughout the city, most of which are activated by the fire department. We asked Fire Chief Jeff Jones to find out what exactly those sirens mean and what to do when you hear them.

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