OT: Red River Flooding in Southern OK
This is off-topic but it is, at least, weather-related.
If any of you are planning on traveling down I-35 and into Texas during the next couple of days, please be aware that the Red River is very close to flood stage near the I-35 bridge that crosses the river between Thackerville, OK, and Gainesville, Texas.
Evacuations of low-lying areas in Love County near the Red River began around 11 p.m. last night. At last report the Red River was at almost 23 feet and still rising. Flood Stage is 25 feet. The Red River is expected to be out of its banks near Gainesville/Thackerville in just a few hours, and the water is expected to crest around 31 feet on Thursday afternoon.
For any of you who may remember the great flood of 1981, the river crested at 28 or 29 feet that year.
Just wanted to give y'all a heads up in case anyone is going to be on the road today.
Everything is fine at our house. Even though we have the Red River on three sides of us, we are not on low-lying land and are not in any danger of being flooded.
I hope you all are safe and well. I understand flooding is occurring in many places today in Oklahoma and Texas.
Stay safe everyone!