Flooding Forces State of Emergency in LeFlore County
Due to extensive emergency response efforts and damages to infrastructure, LeFlore County has activated an emergency operations plan and declared a state of emergency, Michael Davidson, the county’s director of Emergency Management said Friday (May 31.)
“This request, if granted, will begin the process to formally request state and federal assistance for disaster response and recovery effort(s),” Davidson said in a news release.
Flash flooding has caused damages to several county roads bridges and culverts in the Haw Creek, Hontubby, Lovings, Page and Reichert-Summerfield areas, Davidson said. Emergency repairs are either underway are will be initiated as soon as flood waters recede.
Several homes in the Hontubby and Haw Creek areas have been inundated with water, however Davidson said all persons are safe and accounted for and no injuries have been reported.
The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office put together a list of affected areas on their Facebook page:
* HAW CREEK RD ( SOUTH END OF RD SOUTH OF PAGE) RD AND TRAIN TRACKS ARE WASHED OUT
* WALKER MNT RD COMING INTO HAW CREEK FLOODED NO PASSING
* BLACKFORK RD SOME MAJOR FLOODING
* HODGEN RD OFF OF HWY 59 SOME FLOODING
* HONTUBBY RD OFF OF HWY 128 FLOODED
* HWY 59 SOUTH OF HODGEN BY DUMPSTERS REPORT WATER IS ABOUT A FOOT OFF THE HWY
*LOVINGS RD SOME FLOODING
* GOATS BLUFF RD ( SUMMERFIELD AREA ) MAJOR DAMAGE TO RD
* REICHERT-SUMMERFIELD RD SOME FLOODING