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City of Tulsa Severe Weather Update – May 21 at 11:30 a.m.

This article was archived on 6/8/2019

The City of Tulsa is currently helping with damage assessment following a possible tornado that touched down in North Tulsa this morning.

Peoria to Delaware and Marshall to Pine streets are closed while first responders assess the damage. Damage is confined to a five to six block area.

Currently, flooding is a primary concern for the city of Tulsa and Tulsa County due to the amount of rain received from the recent storms. The Army Corps of Engineers plans to increase the release of Keystone Dam to 100,000 cubic feet at noon today. Based on weather predictions, the discharge will be increased to 160,000 cubic feet at 6 p.m. this evening. Minor flooding along the Arkansas River could occur due to the discharge.

There will be a media update at 2 p.m. today at Tulsa Police Headquarters in the Compstat Room, 600 Civic Center.  

The Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency (TAEMA) Emergency Operations Center is at full activation for the damage assessment, recovery needs and the potential of minor flooding.

Currently, Mohawk Park and the Tulsa Zoo are closed due to high water and the City of Tulsa has barricades up throughout the city due to localized flooding.     

Following the storm, PSO reported 2,500 people in the Tulsa city limits are out of power. Currently, PSO is reporting 1,322 outages. In some cases, weather heads may be pulled away from homes. If this is the case, residents will need to get an electrician before power can be restored.

Follow the City of Tulsa on Twitter for storm updates and more information: @cityoftulsagov