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March 16th, 2015
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One person swam to safety today after their truck was swept from the crossing of Sugarloaf Creek near Monroe. The LeFlore County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident earlier.
LeFlore County Emergency Management posted a flood warning from the National Weather Service in Tulsa about the area.
Forecast flooding has increased from minor to moderate severity.
A flood warning continues for the Poteau River near Panama into late Sunday night. The river flooding is forecasted to continue rising to near 33.1 feet this evening and will fall below flood level late Sunday.
The following is an emergency alert from the National Weather Service:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK 208 PM CDT FRI MAR 13 2015 ...The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Oklahoma... Poteau River near Panama affecting Le Flore County.
Central Street in Poteau between Tarby and Possum Valley is closed due to the low water bridge being underwater. Please use caution in the area and use alternate routes. Forecasts show rain will continue into the night and possibly into the morning hours before the area will see dry weather.
Overnight rains [March 13] leave roads and ditches flooded in Poteau Friday morning. Rain is expected to continue through the night.
Saturday, March 14
LeFlore County Republican Party precinct meetings and county convention, election of officers and delegates to state, 10 a.m., Patrick Lynch Public Library, 206 S. McKenna. Info: (918) 839-0851.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Ride, registration 9 a.m., bikes out 11 a.m., Panama High School parking lot.
Hard Times in Oklahoma class CANCELED: to be rescheduled later in the year.
Dance with Libby and the Bandits, 8 p.m., Spiro Eagles center, all invited.
EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) â€” An employee of a Kansas-based medical helicopter company was killed and two others were injured when their helicopter crashed in remote woods in eastern Oklahoma, authorities said Friday.
The crash was reported about 11:40 p.m. Thursday, according to McIntosh County Emergency Management Director Wesley Dawson, who said searchers on foot and all-terrain vehicles found the wreckage of the EagleMed LLC aircraft about 4 a.m. Friday. The U.S. Air Force assisted in locating the crash site west of Eufaula, about 120 miles east of Oklahoma City.
Disney released the new song, â€śMake Today the Perfect Day,â€ť from the "Frozen Fever" short film.
It's only two hours until the Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma will celebrate their 25th anniversary at Southside Baptist Church on Holsen Avenue in Poteau. Check it out â€” concert begins at 7 p.m.
Don't forget today's area events:
Creatorâ€™s Gift Community Garden class, 5:30 p.m., Patrick Lynch Public Library.
Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary potluck 6 p.m., business meeting 7 p.m., DAV building north of Poteau of U.S. Highway 59.