Oklahoma towns urge evacuation due to rising river

Oklahoma towns urge evacuation due to rising river

Several towns in Eastern Oklahoma were evacuated Wednesday after two barges broke loose, floated down the swollen Arkansas River, and threatened to hit a dam. The emergency was the latest consequence of severe storms and torrential rains that have ravaged large swaths of the Midwest. Town officials ordered a mandatory evacuation Wednesday because of the Arkansas River’s rising level.

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