Flash flood emergency for parts of southern Okla.

5 p.m. update from Pontotoc County Emergency Management:

Well, as I have said before, during an event it is really difficult for me to get anything posted on here. But, here is an update. All County Roads S of Ada, west to Roff, and east to Lula and up toward Kullihoma are considered closed. Some are passable with water across them, some are not passable. We do have at least 3 roads that we know of washed out so please do not drive through water on the road as we are unable to tell if those are washed out or not.
We have done 4 water rescues in Stonewall, and evacuated 2 homes in stonewall due to flooding. We also had 1 home S of Fittstown flood. At this time we have no injuries due to flooding. I have posted the rainfall total as of this time from the mesonet stations. These totals began about 6 am this morning.

Carter County Emergency Management
Here is the list of current road closures in northwest Carter County.
Wingate
Delta
Inwood
Samedan
Longview
Cargo
Mobil
Oil City--east of HWY 76
Radar
Please do not drive around barricades, Turn Around, Don't Drown.

4:30 p.m.

Carter County reports numerous county road in the NW part of the county closed due to flooding.

Here ahe latest highway closings from ODOT....

PONTOTOC COUNTY
SH-99/US-377 near Fittstown is closed to through traffic between SH-7 and SH-3.

MURRAY COUNTY
US-77 is closed between SH-7/W Main St. in Davis to Primrose Lane approximately 2 miles north of I-35.

3:45 p.m.

Pontotoc Co. Emergency Management reports a water rescue being conducted by the sheriff's office and Light Horse PD north of Stonewall on CR3640.

3:30 p.m. update from Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management:

Fittstown, just north of Tishomingo, has received almost 12 inches of rainfall since midnight last night. The Blue River's source is in the Fittstown area. Consequently, we will see flooding in Bryan County from Blue River.

The river is still near normal, but the surge is on the way. Please take precautions immediately for equipment and livestock in the areas adjacent to Blue River.

Here is a link to current and forecast Blue River levels:

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php…

3:15 p.m.

Pontotoc County Emergency Management reports a home two homes being evacuated due to flooding, one due to rising water from a creek at 1st St. and CR3640 in Stonewall, another just north of that intersection. Home was beginning to flood.

Carter County Emergency Management reports three closed roads due to high water:

Mobil Rd, Healdton
Airport Rd, Healdton
Cargo Rd, east of Ratliff City

Here's a 3 p.m. update from Pontotoc Co. Emergency Management:

Pontotoc EOC has been active since about 1050 this morning. During the rainfall there have been 4 water rescues from vehicles in Stonewall. They have had several stalled vehicles in Ada. The southern end of the county has obviously had the majority of the heavy rainfall resulting in flooding. We do not have a count of how many county roads are closed due to the flooding but we are assessing as operations continue throughout the day. Pontotoc County has declared a state of emergency with the state EOC.

Received notification of roads washed near the intersection 3615 and 1630 at Frisco Cemetery (southwest of Stonewall) and also to the west of the intersections of 3550 and 1630 (southwest of Fittstown).

Here's a 2:30 p.m. update from Pontotoc Co. Emergency Management:

Pontotoc County Emergency Management

Pontotoc County is currently experiencing wide spread flash flooding across the area. Please do not drive if you do not have to. All county Roads South of Ada are considered impassable at this time.
Hear Audio Alert: https://goo.gl/SN7g75

*2 p.m. UPDATE FROM ODOT*

FLOODING: Highway Closures Alert 9-21-18 as of 2 p.m.
The following highways are impacted by high water:

PONTOTOC COUNTY
SH-99/US-377 near Fittstown is closed to through traffic between SH-7 and SH-3.

MURRAY COUNTY
US-77 is closed between SH-7/W Main St. in Davis to Primrose Lane approximately 2 miles north of I-35.

REMEMBER during flooding conditions, motorists are reminded:
• Don't drive around barricades if roadway is closed.
• If you see high water, do not enter and turn around.

*UPDATE from Johnston Co. Emergency Management*
Highway 377 is shutdown per ODOT from Highway 7 north to Fittstown

FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR THE ADA...PONTOTOC...FITTSTOWN...

STONEWALL...AND JESSE AREAS CONTINUES...

The National Weather Service in Norman has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for...

Northeastern Johnston County in southeastern Oklahoma...

Coal County in southeastern Oklahoma...

Pontotoc County in east central Oklahoma...

West central Atoka County in southeastern Oklahoma...

* Until 315 PM CDT.

* At 1239 PM CDT, emergency management reported many of the county

roads near and south of Ada were impassable. Over nine inches of

rain have fallen in Fittstown, and rainfall rates over three

inches per hour are still being observed from Pontotoc to

Stonewall. Dangerous flash flooding is already occurring.

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Ada, Pontotoc, Fittstown, and

Stonewall. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER

GROUND NOW!

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Ada, Atoka, Coalgate, Byng, Stonewall, Wapanucka, Lehigh, Tupelo,

Tushka, Fitzhugh, Bromide, Centrahoma, Pontotoc, Fittstown,

Clarita, Olney, Fillmore, Connerville, Coleman and Phillips.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in

the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and

life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are

fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.

Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate

precautions to protect life and property.

...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR THE ADA...PONTOTOC...FITTSTOWN...

STONEWALL...AND JESSE AREAS CONTINUES...

The National Weather Service in Norman has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for...

Northeastern Johnston County in southeastern Oklahoma...

Coal County in southeastern Oklahoma...

Pontotoc County in east central Oklahoma...

West central Atoka County in southeastern Oklahoma...

* Until 315 PM CDT.

* At 1239 PM CDT, emergency management reported many of the county

roads near and south of Ada were impassable. Over nine inches of

rain have fallen in Fittstown, and rainfall rates over three

inches per hour are still being observed from Pontotoc to

Stonewall. Dangerous flash flooding is already occurring.

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Ada, Pontotoc, Fittstown, and

Stonewall. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER

GROUND NOW!

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Ada, Atoka, Coalgate, Byng, Stonewall, Wapanucka, Lehigh, Tupelo,

Tushka, Fitzhugh, Bromide, Centrahoma, Pontotoc, Fittstown,

Clarita, Olney, Fillmore, Connerville, Coleman and Phillips.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in

the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and

life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are

fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.

Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate

precautions to protect life and property.

...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR THE ADA...PONTOTOC...FITTSTOWN...

STONEWALL...AND JESSE AREAS CONTINUES...

The National Weather Service in Norman has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for...

Northeastern Johnston County in southeastern Oklahoma...

Coal County in southeastern Oklahoma...

Pontotoc County in east central Oklahoma...

West central Atoka County in southeastern Oklahoma...

* Until 315 PM CDT.

* At 1239 PM CDT, emergency management reported many of the county

roads near and south of Ada were impassable. Over nine inches of

rain have fallen in Fittstown, and rainfall rates over three

inches per hour are still being observed from Pontotoc to

Stonewall. Dangerous flash flooding is already occurring.

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Ada, Pontotoc, Fittstown, and

Stonewall. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER

GROUND NOW!

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Ada, Atoka, Coalgate, Byng, Stonewall, Wapanucka, Lehigh, Tupelo,

Tushka, Fitzhugh, Bromide, Centrahoma, Pontotoc, Fittstown,

Clarita, Olney, Fillmore, Connerville, Coleman and Phillips.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in

the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and

life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are

fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.

Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate

precautions to protect life and property.

...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR THE ADA...PONTOTOC...FITTSTOWN...

STONEWALL...AND JESSE AREAS CONTINUES...

The National Weather Service in Norman has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for...

Northeastern Johnston County in southeastern Oklahoma...

Coal County in southeastern Oklahoma...

Pontotoc County in east central Oklahoma...

West central Atoka County in southeastern Oklahoma...

* Until 315 PM CDT.

* At 1239 PM CDT, emergency management reported many of the county

roads near and south of Ada were impassable. Over nine inches of

rain have fallen in Fittstown, and rainfall rates over three

inches per hour are still being observed from Pontotoc to

Stonewall. Dangerous flash flooding is already occurring.

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for Ada, Pontotoc, Fittstown, and

Stonewall. This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER

GROUND NOW!

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Ada, Atoka, Coalgate, Byng, Stonewall, Wapanucka, Lehigh, Tupelo,

Tushka, Fitzhugh, Bromide, Centrahoma, Pontotoc, Fittstown,

Clarita, Olney, Fillmore, Connerville, Coleman and Phillips.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in

the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to higher ground now. This is an extremely dangerous and

life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are

fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.

Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate

precautions to protect life and property.

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