400 evacuated after flash flood at Turner Falls

More than 400 campers at Turner Falls Park in Davis, OK, were evacuated Sunday after a flash flood. About 75 of them are expected to stay overnight at the Murray County Expo Center near Sulphur, OK.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 8, 2012

Turner Falls flash flood causes evacuations of 400 campers

— More than 400 campers were evacuated Sunday from Turner Falls Park after a flash flood.

About noon, campers gathered their personal belongings and left the campgrounds, but many vehicles remain stranded, American Red Cross spokesman Rusty Surette said.

No injuries were reported.

Of the 400 evacuees, about 75 of them are expected to stay overnight in the Murray County Expo Center near Sulphur, Surette said. Many campers are from Texas and have arranged to be picked up, he said.

Turner Falls was the only area affected by the flash flood, Surette said, but power outages were reported in the area when storms rolled through. No Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. customers were without power as of 8 p.m., according to the SystemWatch website.

There were no weather watches or warnings in effect for the area Sunday night, the National Weather Service reported.

FROM STAFF REPORTS