Public Safety NOTICE

May 22, 2019 9:50 p.m.

After reviewing the latest information from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Emergency Operations Center is preparing for a historic flooding situation in line with the 1986 floods in Tulsa County.

The Army Corps of Engineers is currently releasing 215,000 cubic feet per second and believe there is a high probability that more water will be released in the coming days that would cause significant flooding in the Tulsa County area. Officials will alert residents when the Army Corps of Engineers increases output rates at any point.

Although it has not been confirmed and as a precautionary measure, Tulsa County is planning for the worse and expecting the Keystone Dam will potentially reach 300,000 cubic feet per seconds from the Keystone Dam. Residents are encouraged to be vigilant, aware, and ready to take necessary precautions as warranted. We strongly advise keeping track of the flooding via your local municipality or Tulsa County.

It is recommended residents living in affected neighborhoods along the Arkansas River and in a 100-year floodplain should:

  • Prepare immediately for evacuations.
  • If you leave your home, take all electric precautions by switching off the main breaker to electricity and disconnect any emergency power system, like generators.
  • Have a packed bag with prescriptions and clothing for a multiple-day period
  • Charge your cell phones and place them in low-power mode, put valuables in a higher place, bring your pets with you
  • Leave your home with important identification for you and any members of your family and take videos/pictures of your home for insurance purposes 
  • If you are an evacuee or someone you know is evacuated and requires home health care and/or in-home hospice care, you need to let your health care agency know where you are sheltering so you can continue to receive services.
  • It is important to have a two-week supply of prescription medication on hand and ready if/when you evacuated. In addition, have copies of all prescription medication with dosage, prescribing doctor, and pharmacy. This includes mental health medications. Communicate this message with those in your life who may need assistance with this.
  • Communicate with members of your family who need to take these precautions but have physical limitations that may prevent them from doing so.

Once evacuated, residents might not be able to get back to evacuated areas for a week or longer.

All residents in Tulsa County with questions or concerns related to this flooding event can call 211, 24/7.

There is an evacuation shelter at Crosstown Church of Christ, 3400 E. Admiral Place and Tulsa Animal Welfare advises those with ADA service animals can take them to this location. All other pets can go to the temporary shelter at Tulsa Expo Square Fairground Pavilion (south entrance) from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Pedestrians and motorists should not congregate, park, or slow traffic near bridges or overpasses that cross the Arkansas River. This creates a traffic hazard, especially on high-speed interstates. Do not drive into high water and do not drive around barricades for your safety and for the safety of our first responders.

Non-emergency numbers for agencies are as follows…

  • Bixby PD 918-366-8294
  • Catoosa PD 918-266-2424
  • EMSA 918-596-3010
  • Jenks PD 918-299-6311
  • Sand Springs PD 918-245-8777
  • Skiatook PD 918-396-2424
  • Sperry PD 918-288-7333
  • Tulsa PD 918-596-9222
  • Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office 918-596-5600


Residents are encouraged to be vigilant, aware, and ready to take necessary precautions as warranted. Do not drive into high water and do not drive around barricades for your safety and the safety of our first responders.

Flooded road info that’s helpful:
For official information about highway closures due to flooding, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation posts updates in the Traffic Advisory section of An interactive map showing highway conditions and closures can be found at

Please check the link below. This is what happened in 1986 and we want to start planning now in case we get to this point. We are not at this point yet, but we want you to be prepared.  




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Tulsa County History


Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Located on the Arkansas River, on lands that were once part of the Creek and Cherokee nations, Tulsa County was created at statehood and took its name from the town of Tulsa in the Creek Nation, Indian Territory. The name, Tulsa, is derived from Tulsey Town, an old Creek settlement in Alabama. Tulsa County is a beautiful combination of hills, bluffs, and wide open prairies, which serve as a dividing line between the Ozark ridges to the East, and the broad plains to the West.

Due to the lush, rolling hills, Tulsa County is often called Oklahoma’s gateway to “Green Country”. The western tip of the county reaches Lake Keystone, while the Arkansas River, in its wide bed, rolls southeastward across the county. Cattle, horse ranches, and rich farmland lay almost within the shadow of urban buildings.

The county boasts Oklahoma’s second largest city, Tulsa - where energy, aviation, finance, computer, and electronics bases are supported by a broad complex of institutes of higher learning. Surrounding this core is a rapidly growing ring of suburban cities, including Broken Arrow, Bixby, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Mannford, Owasso, Sand Springs and Skiatook. A secondary ring of thriving rural communities includes the towns of Liberty and Sperry. Beyond these areas, and close at hand, Tulsa County is filled with quiet wooded areas, while near downtown Tulsa is the Council Oak Tree, the historic meeting place for the Creek, Cherokee, and Osage nations. From the early Native American inhabitants to the cattlemen, the coming of the railroads, and the oil boom, the history of Tulsa County runs rich and deep.

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Tulsa County Locations

  • Ray Jordan Administrative Building
  • 500 S. Denver Ave.
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103
  • 918-596-5000
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  • David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center
  • 300 N. Denver Ave.
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103
  • 918-596-8900
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  • Juvenile Bureau
  • 315 S. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127
  • 918-596-5971
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  • 11327 S. Garnett Ave.
  • Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74011
  • 918-369-5998
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  • 5202 S. Hudson Ave.
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
  • 918-496-6220
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  • 13800 S. Peoria Ave.
  • Bixby, Oklahoma 74008
  • 918-746-3780
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