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Parts of eastern Oklahoma under flood warning

TULSA — Forecasters have issued a flood warning for parts of eastern Oklahoma after a slow-moving storm system brought days of heavy rainfall to the state.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 21, 2012
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TULSA — Forecasters have issued a flood warning for parts of eastern Oklahoma after a slow-moving storm system brought days of heavy rainfall to the state.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa says isolated thunderstorms are possible Wednesday afternoon but that flooding concerns should decrease throughout the week.

A flood warning remains in place for the Poteau River near Panama in LeFlore County. The river was at 35.43 feet Wednesday morning — that's more than 2 feet above moderate flood level. Hydrologists predict that the river will crest at 37.2 feet Wednesday evening before dropping below flood stage on Thursday.

The weather service says crops and pasturelands could flood between Shady Point and Arkoma in eastern Oklahoma near the Arkansas border.