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Arkansas River town ordered evacuated



 Flooding in Kingfisher, Okla. is pictured Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Flooding following heavy rains was an issue across the state. (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)
Flooding in Kingfisher, Okla. is pictured Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Flooding following heavy rains was an issue across the state. (AP Photo / Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local):

5:30 pm

In eastern Oklahoma have appealed to its 600 residents to evacuate the town.

Residents of Webbers have been ordered to seek safe ground as a major flood was expected on the river. An official post on the town's Facebook page called the situation "life-threatening." It warned that those who disregarded the evacuation would do so at their own risk and should their names and personal information on their arms in permanent ink.

Storms Tuesday were dumping heavy rain on ground and rivers already swollen from recent days of

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4:35 pm

A handful of residents in Missouri's capital city and some businesses have been ordered to leave the Missouri River rises.

Jefferson City issued a mandatory evacuation order Wednesday for residents and businesses on the north side of the river. The capitol building, state penitentiary and nearly all of the city's homes are on the south side of the river.

Residents of several communities in Oklahoma and Kansas have also been urged to evacuate and stream rise.

Jefferson City police Lt. Dave Williams estimated that only about five to ten are in the area under a mandatory evacuation.

As a precaution, the Missouri National Guard also moved four helicopters out of the city's airport, which is also on the north side of the river. Airshow was canceled on Memorial Day weekend

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3:40 pm

The Army Corps of Engineers says about 50 livelihoods in Missouri could be created. be overpowered by Saturday as high water levels move downstream. Most of the threatened area is farmland.

Recent storms in the central U.S. are also causing flooding in Kansas and Oklahoma.


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