Heavy Rain Sparks Flooding in Eastern Oklahoma

A flash-flood watch was issued for parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas on Thursday, March 19, after heavy rains drenched the region, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

The NWS said rain has been impacting the area for several days, saturating parts of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The weather service warned of flash flooding from overnight rainfall and forecast additional storms for Thursday.

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office shared this footage of water rushing across the ground in eastern Oklahoma. The sheriff’s office said “many slabs and bridges” have been inundated, warning drivers not to cross flooded roadways. Credit: Adair County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful