May 26, 2019 11:09 AM
Storm and Flooding Update 5/26/19 10:30 AM
Jenks Storm and Flood Updates
5/26/19 10:30 AM
After the storms and tornado moved through our area last night, we have collected information important to our Jenks residents.
🔸We have talked to PSO and they are working non-stop to try to get power restored to all areas. They have called in crews from around the state to assist. They will update residents regarding their power situation.
🔸We are working with American Waste Management regarding limb/branch pickup. In order for them to do so, please cut and bundle your branches/limbs into 2ft x 4ft sections. These must be tied and placed on your curb.
🔸For Tulsa County Residents: if you have larger pieces of green waste, you may take those to the Tulsa Mulch Site- 2100 N. 145th East Ave. Their hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM. Sunday hours are 7:30AM-3:00PM. THERE MAY BE ASSOCIATED FEES with dropping at this site. Please call 918-596-2100 for more details and to ask questions.
🔸We continue to monitor flood levels and Jenks remains the same. No significant flooding. However, we ask that you please stay off walking trails on the River Trail system, as there are unstable conditions happening along those trails.
🔸All roadways in Jenks are clear and operable. First responders cleared all obstacles overnight and into the morning hours. There is still some flooding under the pedestrian bridge, which remains barricaded.
🔸The Creek Turnpike is currently closed from Highway 75 all the way to Elm, due to downed power lines and trees. They are hoping to re-open this stretch by noon today.
🔸BarkWest dog park is CLOSED today. ParkWest is OPEN.
🔸The Oklahoma Aquarium and Riverwalk is OPEN today. You do not have access to drive under the pedestrian bridge so plan to enter from an alternate route.
🔸Please be aware of snakes and other wildlife. Between the high waters and storms last night, many will be displaced.
Thank you for your patience at this time. Our Emergency Operations Center, First Responders and Public Works Department have been working grueling hours the past week due to the flood threats and storms. We want to extend our deepest appreciation to them for keeping our community safe. If you see them out and about, make sure to tell them thank you.
Continue to monitor your local news stations for weather updates. For those without power, please utilize a battery operated radio or many news stations live broadcast through their apps or through their Facebook sites.
We will continue to update you through our social media sites and website. Last reminder to sign up for our Emergency Alerts. These can be texted, emailed, or you can receive them as a phone call. The site to sign up is https://jenks.com/374/Notify-me .