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NOUS44 KTSA 280312
PNSTSA
ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-281515-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1012 PM CDT Wed May 27 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/25/2015 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...NWS TULSA STORM SURVEY TEAMS REVIEWED DAMAGE IN
PUSHMATAHA...LATIMER...AND LE FLORE COUNTIES FROM STORMS ON THE
EVENING OF MAY 25TH. FOUR TORNADO PATHS WERE INVESTIGATED.

.ALBION TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  13.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   AT LEAST 800 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             452 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         8 ESE CLAYTON / PUSHMATAHA COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.5520 / -95.2235

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               512 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           13.6 E YANUSH / LATIMER COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            34.6994 / -95.0748

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES
AND DESTROYED AN OUTBUILDING. IT DEVELOPED IN HEAVILY WOODED
COUNTRY THAT IS INACCESSIBLE BY ROAD SO THE BEGINNING POINT IS
ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR DATA.

.WHITESBORO TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 TO 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   600 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             517 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.4 SE WHITESBORO / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.6472 / -94.8628

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               525 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5.6 ENE WHITESBORO / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            34.7198 / -94.7929

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES
AND BLEW DOWN POWER POLES.

.FANSHAWE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 TO 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   AT LEAST 250 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             534 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.7 NE FANSHAWE / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.9736 / -94.8707

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               549 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           9.3 NNE FANSHAWE / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            35.0765 / -94.8489

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVLOPED OVER HEAVILY WOODED TERRAIN
THAT IS INACCESSIBLE BY ROAD. THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED TREES WHERE IT DID CROSS ROADS NORTHEAST OF FANSHAWE.
RADAR DATA SUGGESTS THE TRACK WAS FAIRLY WELL CURVED WITH THE
TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST AND THEN CURVING NORTHWARD AT THE END OF
ITS LIFECYCLE WHERE IT CROSSED COUNTY ROAD N4595.

.POTEAU TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 TO 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  15.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   AT LEAST 1000 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             548 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.6 ENE WISTER / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.9843 / -94.6657

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               607 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2.6 NW PANAMA / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            35.2001 / -94.6966

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED NEAR KERR MANSION SOUTH-
SOUTHWEST OF POTEAU. IT MOVED NORTH-NORTHEAST THEN TURNED MORE
NORTHWARD WEST OF POTEAU AND EVENTUALLY CURVED NORTH-NORTHWEST AS
IT MOVED THROUGH SHADY POINT AND WEST OF PANAMA BEFORE
DISSIPATING. SEVERAL HOMES WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED WITHIN THE
PATH...A NUMBER OF OTHERS RECEIVED DAMAGE TO THEIR ROOFS...AT
LEAST TWO MOBILE HOMES WERE DESTROYED...BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS
WERE DESTROYED...A CELL TOWER WAS PARTIALLY COLLAPSED...NUMEROUS
TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...AND POWER POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN
WITHIN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

$$

EJC/KAH






000
NOUS44 KTSA 280312
PNSTSA
ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-281515-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1012 PM CDT Wed May 27 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/25/2015 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...NWS TULSA STORM SURVEY TEAMS REVIEWED DAMAGE IN
PUSHMATAHA...LATIMER...AND LE FLORE COUNTIES FROM STORMS ON THE
EVENING OF MAY 25TH. FOUR TORNADO PATHS WERE INVESTIGATED.

.ALBION TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  13.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   AT LEAST 800 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             452 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         8 ESE CLAYTON / PUSHMATAHA COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.5520 / -95.2235

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               512 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           13.6 E YANUSH / LATIMER COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            34.6994 / -95.0748

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES
AND DESTROYED AN OUTBUILDING. IT DEVELOPED IN HEAVILY WOODED
COUNTRY THAT IS INACCESSIBLE BY ROAD SO THE BEGINNING POINT IS
ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR DATA.

.WHITESBORO TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 TO 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   600 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             517 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.4 SE WHITESBORO / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.6472 / -94.8628

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               525 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5.6 ENE WHITESBORO / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            34.7198 / -94.7929

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES
AND BLEW DOWN POWER POLES.

.FANSHAWE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 TO 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   AT LEAST 250 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             534 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.7 NE FANSHAWE / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.9736 / -94.8707

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               549 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           9.3 NNE FANSHAWE / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            35.0765 / -94.8489

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVLOPED OVER HEAVILY WOODED TERRAIN
THAT IS INACCESSIBLE BY ROAD. THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED TREES WHERE IT DID CROSS ROADS NORTHEAST OF FANSHAWE.
RADAR DATA SUGGESTS THE TRACK WAS FAIRLY WELL CURVED WITH THE
TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST AND THEN CURVING NORTHWARD AT THE END OF
ITS LIFECYCLE WHERE IT CROSSED COUNTY ROAD N4595.

.POTEAU TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 TO 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  15.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   AT LEAST 1000 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             548 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.6 ENE WISTER / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.9843 / -94.6657

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               607 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2.6 NW PANAMA / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            35.2001 / -94.6966

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED NEAR KERR MANSION SOUTH-
SOUTHWEST OF POTEAU. IT MOVED NORTH-NORTHEAST THEN TURNED MORE
NORTHWARD WEST OF POTEAU AND EVENTUALLY CURVED NORTH-NORTHWEST AS
IT MOVED THROUGH SHADY POINT AND WEST OF PANAMA BEFORE
DISSIPATING. SEVERAL HOMES WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED WITHIN THE
PATH...A NUMBER OF OTHERS RECEIVED DAMAGE TO THEIR ROOFS...AT
LEAST TWO MOBILE HOMES WERE DESTROYED...BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS
WERE DESTROYED...A CELL TOWER WAS PARTIALLY COLLAPSED...NUMEROUS
TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...AND POWER POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN
WITHIN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

$$

EJC/KAH






000
NOUS44 KTSA 280312
PNSTSA
ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-281515-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1012 PM CDT Wed May 27 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/25/2015 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...NWS TULSA STORM SURVEY TEAMS REVIEWED DAMAGE IN
PUSHMATAHA...LATIMER...AND LE FLORE COUNTIES FROM STORMS ON THE
EVENING OF MAY 25TH. FOUR TORNADO PATHS WERE INVESTIGATED.

.ALBION TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  13.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   AT LEAST 800 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             452 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         8 ESE CLAYTON / PUSHMATAHA COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.5520 / -95.2235

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               512 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           13.6 E YANUSH / LATIMER COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            34.6994 / -95.0748

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES
AND DESTROYED AN OUTBUILDING. IT DEVELOPED IN HEAVILY WOODED
COUNTRY THAT IS INACCESSIBLE BY ROAD SO THE BEGINNING POINT IS
ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR DATA.

.WHITESBORO TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 TO 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   600 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             517 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.4 SE WHITESBORO / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.6472 / -94.8628

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               525 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5.6 ENE WHITESBORO / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            34.7198 / -94.7929

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES
AND BLEW DOWN POWER POLES.

.FANSHAWE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 TO 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   AT LEAST 250 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             534 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.7 NE FANSHAWE / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.9736 / -94.8707

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               549 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           9.3 NNE FANSHAWE / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            35.0765 / -94.8489

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVLOPED OVER HEAVILY WOODED TERRAIN
THAT IS INACCESSIBLE BY ROAD. THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED TREES WHERE IT DID CROSS ROADS NORTHEAST OF FANSHAWE.
RADAR DATA SUGGESTS THE TRACK WAS FAIRLY WELL CURVED WITH THE
TORNADO MOVING NORTHEAST AND THEN CURVING NORTHWARD AT THE END OF
ITS LIFECYCLE WHERE IT CROSSED COUNTY ROAD N4595.

.POTEAU TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 TO 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  15.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   AT LEAST 1000 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             548 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.6 ENE WISTER / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          34.9843 / -94.6657

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               607 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2.6 NW PANAMA / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            35.2001 / -94.6966

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED NEAR KERR MANSION SOUTH-
SOUTHWEST OF POTEAU. IT MOVED NORTH-NORTHEAST THEN TURNED MORE
NORTHWARD WEST OF POTEAU AND EVENTUALLY CURVED NORTH-NORTHWEST AS
IT MOVED THROUGH SHADY POINT AND WEST OF PANAMA BEFORE
DISSIPATING. SEVERAL HOMES WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED WITHIN THE
PATH...A NUMBER OF OTHERS RECEIVED DAMAGE TO THEIR ROOFS...AT
LEAST TWO MOBILE HOMES WERE DESTROYED...BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS
WERE DESTROYED...A CELL TOWER WAS PARTIALLY COLLAPSED...NUMEROUS
TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...AND POWER POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN
WITHIN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

$$

EJC/KAH





000
NOUS44 KTSA 251606
PNSTSA

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1106 AM CDT Mon May 25 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-251900-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
PUSHMATAHA-CHOCTAW-OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-
TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-DELAWARE-CREEK-OKFUSKEE-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-
CHEROKEE-ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-MCINTOSH-SEQUOYAH-PITTSBURG-HASKELL-
LATIMER-LE FLORE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROGERS...BENTONVILLE...BERRYVILLE...
EUREKA SPRINGS...FAYETTEVILLE...SPRINGDALE...HUNTSVILLE...
VAN BUREN...OZARK...CHARLESTON...FORT SMITH...ANTLERS...CLAYTON...
HUGO...PAWHUSKA...BARTLESVILLE...NOWATA...VINITA...MIAMI...
PAWNEE...TULSA...CLAREMORE...PRYOR...JAY...BRISTOW...OKEMAH...
OKMULGEE...WAGONER...TAHLEQUAH...STILWELL...MUSKOGEE...EUFAULA...
SALLISAW...MCALESTER...STIGLER...WILBURTON...POTEAU
1106 AM CDT Mon May 25 2015

...REVIEW OF HIGH WATER AND FLOODING SAFETY RULES...

WIDESPREAD RAINFALL...SOME LOCALLY HEAVY...IS EXPECTED THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. RESIDENTS ACROSS EASTERN
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER
CLOSELY. SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS ALONG WITH FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS
ARE LIKELY TO BE ISSUED DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS
TODAY. GIVEN THE RECENT RAINS...FLASH FLOODING WILL RAPIDLY
DEVELOP WITH ANY BURST OF HEAVY RAINFALL.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE
ROAD...AS THE ROAD MAY BE WASHED OUT UNDERNEATH THE RUSHING WATER.
TAKE A DIFFERENT ROUTE TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION OR WAIT UNTIL
THE WATER RECEDES.

BE READY FOR QUICK ACTION IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR IF A
WARNING IS ISSUED. HAVE A MEANS OF RECEIVING ANY WARNINGS ISSUED
SUCH AS A WEATHER RADIO.

IT ONLY TAKES TWO FEET OF RUSHING WATER TO CARRY AWAY MOST SPORT
UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUPS. REMEMBER...MOST FLOOD RELATED
DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES AND FLOODING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF
WEATHER RELATED DEATHS.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE
THE DANGERS OF FLASH FLOODS.  DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS TO RISE.

STAY AWAY FROM DRAINAGE DITCHES...CREEKS AND OTHER LOW LYING
AREAS. THEY ARE PRONE TO RAPID RISES AND MAY FLOOD QUICKLY.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION
FOR THE LATEST ON THIS DEVELOPING SEVERE WEATHER EVENT. ADDITIONAL
WEATHER INFORMATION...INCLUDING RELATED GRAPHICS CAN BE FOUND AT
WEATHER.GOV/TULSA.


$$






000
NOUS44 KTSA 251606
PNSTSA

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1106 AM CDT Mon May 25 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-251900-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
PUSHMATAHA-CHOCTAW-OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-
TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-DELAWARE-CREEK-OKFUSKEE-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-
CHEROKEE-ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-MCINTOSH-SEQUOYAH-PITTSBURG-HASKELL-
LATIMER-LE FLORE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROGERS...BENTONVILLE...BERRYVILLE...
EUREKA SPRINGS...FAYETTEVILLE...SPRINGDALE...HUNTSVILLE...
VAN BUREN...OZARK...CHARLESTON...FORT SMITH...ANTLERS...CLAYTON...
HUGO...PAWHUSKA...BARTLESVILLE...NOWATA...VINITA...MIAMI...
PAWNEE...TULSA...CLAREMORE...PRYOR...JAY...BRISTOW...OKEMAH...
OKMULGEE...WAGONER...TAHLEQUAH...STILWELL...MUSKOGEE...EUFAULA...
SALLISAW...MCALESTER...STIGLER...WILBURTON...POTEAU
1106 AM CDT Mon May 25 2015

...REVIEW OF HIGH WATER AND FLOODING SAFETY RULES...

WIDESPREAD RAINFALL...SOME LOCALLY HEAVY...IS EXPECTED THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. RESIDENTS ACROSS EASTERN
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS SHOULD MONITOR THE WEATHER
CLOSELY. SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS ALONG WITH FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS
ARE LIKELY TO BE ISSUED DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS
TODAY. GIVEN THE RECENT RAINS...FLASH FLOODING WILL RAPIDLY
DEVELOP WITH ANY BURST OF HEAVY RAINFALL.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE
ROAD...AS THE ROAD MAY BE WASHED OUT UNDERNEATH THE RUSHING WATER.
TAKE A DIFFERENT ROUTE TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION OR WAIT UNTIL
THE WATER RECEDES.

BE READY FOR QUICK ACTION IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR IF A
WARNING IS ISSUED. HAVE A MEANS OF RECEIVING ANY WARNINGS ISSUED
SUCH AS A WEATHER RADIO.

IT ONLY TAKES TWO FEET OF RUSHING WATER TO CARRY AWAY MOST SPORT
UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUPS. REMEMBER...MOST FLOOD RELATED
DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES AND FLOODING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF
WEATHER RELATED DEATHS.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE
THE DANGERS OF FLASH FLOODS.  DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO
FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS TO RISE.

STAY AWAY FROM DRAINAGE DITCHES...CREEKS AND OTHER LOW LYING
AREAS. THEY ARE PRONE TO RAPID RISES AND MAY FLOOD QUICKLY.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION
FOR THE LATEST ON THIS DEVELOPING SEVERE WEATHER EVENT. ADDITIONAL
WEATHER INFORMATION...INCLUDING RELATED GRAPHICS CAN BE FOUND AT
WEATHER.GOV/TULSA.


$$







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