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May 23, 2019 3:39 PM

Flood Alerts

Date: May 23, 2019 1:00 PM

City of Jenks Keystone Dam Release Update – 1:00 PM

(JENKS, OK) – This morning, The Army Corps of Engineers announced it would be releasing
215,000 cubic feet per second at 10:00 AM and releasing 250,000 cubic feet per second
beginning at 12:00 PM with the expectation of leaving it at this rate for four days.
The City of Jenks is working closely with the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency, as
well as our local Emergency Operations Center with recommendations regarding the increased
release numbers.

Jenks Mayor Robert Lee, Vice-Mayor Kaye Lynn, City Manager Chris Shrout, Jenks City
Engineers, Jenks Police Department, and the Jenks Fire Department have all been out in the
community monitoring the areas of possible flooding.

The most updated map of the potential impact for Jenks will be posted to our social media sites.
Although it may appear that the bridges in Jenks will be covered in water, we want to ensure our
community that this is only a glitch in the map creation and we do not anticipate any of our
bridges to flood.

Residents who live near Polecat Creek, or any creek or stream in Jenks, must remain vigilant and
stay prepared for possible flooding. All residents should:

Have a bag packed with all prescriptions and clothing needed for several weeks.

It is important to have a two-week supply of prescription medication on hand and ready
if/when you evacuate. In addition, have copies of all prescription medication dosage,
prescribing doctor, and pharmacy. This includes mental health medications.
Communicate this message with those in your life who may need assistance with this.

Have all important identification ready for you and all members of your family living
with you.

Charge all electronic devices, specifically cell phones, and take pictures of your home for
insurance purposes.

Bring your pets with you or have a plan to take them somewhere safe. City of Tulsa has
offered temporary shelter for pets of evacuees at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion, south
entrance from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

If you leave your home, take precautions and switch off the main breaker to electricity
and disconnect any emergency power system, like generators.

Only call 911 if you have a life-threatening emergency.

JENKS, OKLAHOMA 74037-2007
PHONE (918) 299-5883 ● FAX (918) 299-4489

Any questions or concerns Jenks residents have related to the flooding may call 211. This is a 24
hour line staffed to answer your questions.

Our residents’ safety is our number one priority and we will continue to update you as we
receive information. Please continue to follow our social media sites and sign up for our
emergency alerts on the website.

Follow the City of Jenks on Facebook @cityofjenks and City website

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Latest Update:

May 23, 2019 4:29 PM


Sand is now available to the public at the softball field across from the Jenks Public Works building at 1701 N. Birch.
There are bags available to fill but the public is responsible to bring their own shovel(s).

This service is open until 8:00 PM tonight and re-opens at 8:00 AM tomorrow morning, May 24th.


As of today, the closest shelter to Jenks (run by the Red Cross) is Faith Church in Glenpool - 1901 W 171st St. South, 74033. Please call 211 for more information about shelter during this flooding event.