Oklahoma

Oklahoma

 
Yesterday we went to Oklahoma to meet with residents who are recovering from severe flooding. Volunteers from all across the country have come in to help. Neighbors and families are doing everything they can to pitch in and look out for each other, showing the very best of the American spirit.

Beto for America

 

Yesterday we went to Oklahoma to meet with residents who are recovering from severe flooding. Volunteers from all across the country have come in to help. Neighbors and families are doing everything they can to pitch in and look out for each other, showing the very best of the American spirit.

In the town of Sand Springs, I met Jeremy, who warned all his neighbors to prepare after looking at the early water levels, the historical data, and doing the math himself for how high it’d rise this time. The Army Corps of Engineers put out official warnings just hours before some of the worst floods hit the area. His wife, Kim, told us that a lot of their neighbors don’t have social media or regular access to the Internet. They were counting on someone telling them they needed to evacuate but that never happened. No one ever came by. Now both Kim and Jeremy are left wondering why we couldn’t have done a better job notifying residents earlier.


Jeremy talks to us about mapping the flood plain to know how high the water will go.

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