DEATHS

Maxine Tate, 53

Born December 20, 1966

Died May 26, 2020

Kevin Lee Guy, 57

Born November 1, 1962

Died May 26, 2020

Howard S. Jayne, 75

Born July 9, 1944

Died May 24, 2020

Frank Steven Carvajal, 73

Born June 14, 1946

Died May 23, 2020

Floretta L. Leatherman, 80

Born August 31, 1939

Died May 23, 2020

Lisa Kay Mullen, 56

Born June 26, 1963

Died May 22, 2020

Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

Thomas S. Meeker, 81

Born February 24, 1939

Died May 21, 2020

Terry Lee Shipman, 65

Born June 2, 1954

Died May 19, 2020

Shirley Ann Jackson, 79

Born July 19, 1940

Died May 18, 2020

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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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