Officials Warn Roads Closed, Buildings Flooded in Areas of Pittsburg County
Several areas of Pittsburg County have seen damage from flooding in the area due to the heavy rainfall.
Members of the National Weather Serviced issued a flood warning for Pittsburg County Thursday morning after 2 to 4 inches of rain fell this week. A total 5 to 6 inches has fallen across central and southeastern parts of Oklahoma.
Officials with the Pittsburg County Emergency Management office in McAlester told KTUL that their office and the Pittsburg County courthouse has been flooded because of the rainfall. Highway 31 and Highway 63 have been closed off because of the continued weather conditions.
Officials are meeting Thursday to discuss the damage in the area. An emergency disaster declaration meeting is taking place at 11 a.m.
Other areas affected include Pushmataha and Latimer counties. Communities there have seen 3 to 5 inches of rain.
Warnings for the area are expected to remain in place throughout Thursday morning, according to state reports.