Flooding Forces Warner Residents Out of Homes

Residents of a Muskogee County town were forced from their homes Monday afternoon after about four inches of rain fell in the area.

An estimated 40 people were affected when rain water started racing through areas of Warner located southeast of Muskogee. Firefighters even had to rescue residents of one apartment complex.

A report from the Associated Press states that the Warner Fire and Rescue team assisted the residents when the area began flooding. One family stated that firefighters had to remove them through a window during the rescue operation.

Eight families that lived at the apartment complex were affected during the storm, according to the manager for the apartment complex.

Warner Emergency Management assistant Jamie Lane stated the American Red Cross immediately began assisting flood victims. A shelter was for the victims was initially planned until the apartment manager was able to located motel rooms for the families.