DEATHS

Deborah "Debbie" Hix, 67

Born November 27, 1951

Died June 18, 2019

Rodger Lynn Futhey, 73

Born June 9, 1946

Died June 18, 2019

Dennis Wayne Baldwin, 60

Born February 2, 1959

Died June 17, 2019

Lyle K. Jackson, 65

Born July 6, 1953

Died June 17, 2019

Scott Wayne Gauntt, 57

Born October 23, 1961

Died June 17, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Friday, June 21

Day of Action 2019
Jake Tankersley
Boone Mendenhall & Jake Marlin
FitHappens Book Club - Girl Stop Apologizing
Love Hatbox Post Season Tournament June 17-21 2019
In The Wild 2019 VBS
Noelle's Painting parties and Worshops

Friday, May 24, 2019, 6:29 AM

Muskogee County Emergency Management has released information about the latest estimates on what’s happening with the Arkansas River flooding.

The river, which is at 42.38 feet currently, is expected to crest at 45 feet on midnight tonight.

The higher-than-expected crest will cause additional flooding around the Muskogee water plant, but no interruptions in service are expected.

OG&E is still predicting no power outages for Muskogee. If you have power now, they do not expect that rising water will cut your power off. Fort Gibson, which has already lost power, is about to receive a mobile substation from Arkansas by this afternoon, which is expected to quickly help restore power. OG&E is adamant that they have not contacted any nursing homes or businesses to advise them to take precautions or evacuate. Muskogee’s power is being provided by the electric grid, not the plant here.

The Red Cross has shelters set up for anyone who is forced to evacuate. Muskogee and Fort Gibson displaced residents should go to the Warrior Gym at Bacone, 2299 Old Bacone Road. Webbers Falls residents should go to Church on the Word in Warner, 1511 Culwell Drive. East Fort Gibson residents should go to Crescent Valley Baptist Church, 25641 S. Crescent Valley Road in Tahlequah.

Emergency crews are on standby while others patrol the flooded areas.

US 69 remains open north to south. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has stated it will only close the highway if water is flowing over the roadway.

The I-40 bridge is open.

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