Flood information

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Volunteers Needed

Emergency management personnel are calling for volunteers throughout Miami to help residents evacuate. City officials say that residents in more than 600 homes are expected to evacuate before floodwaters recede.

Miami Mayor Brent Brassfield said the city needs additional manpower, trailers and vehicles to assist residents.

When will it go away?

City Manager Michael Spurgeon said Monday that floodwaters are expected to remain at least through Friday.

Drinking water

City engineer Jerry Ruse said he anticipates no problem with the city's water supply. If a problem occurs, Ruse said it will be quickly identified and isolated.

Anyone who has private wells should boil the water before consumption.



Fire, rescue and medical crews have been set up in strategic areas, according to Fire Chief Kevin Trease. Emergency services remain available to as many people as possible.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has provided the city with a helicopter and the National Guard is now in place.

Shelters in place

Shelters are open at the First Christian Church and the First Baptist Church in Miami. Tammie Lewis of the Red Cross said additional sites are being prepared at the First Assembly of God Church, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Southeast Baptist Church in Commerce. There is no charge for use of the shelters. Meals are provided there through the services of the Salvation Army.