‘Stay indoors and off the roadways’: Flooding confirmed in McCurtain County

Storms' heavy rains floods portions of the ArkLaTex

McCURTAIN COUNTY, Ok. (KSLA) - Officials are urging residents to stay indoors and off the roadways after flooding was confirmed Friday night in McCurtain County.

According to Sheriff Kevin Clardy, several roads are impassable and there are problems in Beavers Bend State Park. “If at all possible, we need them to shelter in place,” said Clardy.

Flooding in Beavers Bend State Park
Flooding in Beavers Bend State Park (Source: Park Ranger Cody Gilbert)

“The rain has slacked off considerably, compared to what it has been.”

There was a report of a rollover but no one was injured or trapped.

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Friday has been declared a First Alert Weather Day. A Tornado Watch was issued for most of the ArkLaTex through 2 a.m.

Strong to severe storms capable of producing damaging wind gusts above 70 miles per hour and a few tornadoes are expected.

Several warnings and watches have been issued throughout this evening. Stay with KSLA on air and online for updates.

The KSLA First Alert Weather Team will keep you updated on the severe storms all evening and into tonight. Here’s how you can keep up with the latest weather information:

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