Logan County added to FEMA’s disaster assistance

Logan County added to FEMA’s disaster assistance

Governor Kevin Stitt announced Friday the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state’s request for disaster assistance for seven Oklahoma counties, including Logan County, hit hard by flooding, tornadoes, severe storms and straight-line winds. The disaster assistance benefits individuals and business owners affected by severe storms that have occurred since May 7. The […]

No tornadoes reported following storm

No tornadoes reported following storm

Despite a lowering and storm sirens going off in Guthrie, there were no reports of tornadoes touching the ground. Logan County Emergency Manager David Ball confirms the report. The storm became pronounced as it approached the El Reno area and continued to do so as it traveled into Logan County. The storm had a tornado […]

Update: Cottonwood Creek slowly rising

Update: Cottonwood Creek slowly rising

At the present time (Sunday at 1:30 p.m.), the Cottonwood Creek continues to rise, but does not appear it will be an issue in regards of coming out of its banks. On Broadway, at 12:45 p.m., the creek measured 23.66 feet. The previous reading at 11:45 it measured at 23.30 feet. Flood stage at the […]

Pine St. down to one lane leading to cemetery

Pine St. down to one lane leading to cemetery

For those planning to visit Summit View Cemetery this holiday weekend, travel will be altered due to road damage. A head wall at a bridge on the busy street gave way after the latest round of heavy rains. City street crews were forced to close one lane on Pine St. Sunday morning. The storm water […]

Cimarron River in danger of coming out of banks, again

Cimarron River in danger of coming out of banks, again

Updated at 7:04 p.m. — ODOT has closed down Highway 77 due to flood waters. Original Article — The Cimarron River, north of Guthrie, is threatening to come out of its bank for the second time this week. Logan County Emergency Manager David Ball and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are watching the river on […]

Video: House in Twin Lakes falls into the Cimarron River

Video: House in Twin Lakes falls into the Cimarron River

A house in Twin Lakes fell into the Cimarron River on Wednesday afternoon. Residents living along the Cimarron River in Logan County were prepared to evacuate due to flooding. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office went door-to-door warning residents. Twin Lakes is located north of Cashion and southwest of Crescent.

Video: Recent flood ranks in top 10

Video: Recent flood ranks in top 10

With heavy rains in the month of May, the Cottonwood Creek on Guthrie’s west side came out of its banks and across Noble Ave. (Highway 33). In the last 30 days, Guthrie has officially picked up 13.52 inches of rain, but several local rain gauges have shown over 16 inches of rain. The Cottonwood Creek […]

Guthrie Public Schools closing Monday due to severe weather threat

Guthrie Public Schools closing Monday due to severe weather threat

Several school districts, including Guthrie Public Schools, have canceled classes for Monday because of the threat of severe storms expected to move across Oklahoma. Officials from Guthrie Public Schools, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Moore Public Schools, Norman Public Schools, Yukon Public Schools, Mid-Del Schools, Deer Creek Public Schools, Western Heights Public Schools and Mustang Public Schools have canceled classes for Monday. Despite missing Monday and […]

Cimarron River expected to come out of its banks

Cimarron River expected to come out of its banks

Officials are projecting the Cimarron River will go into flood stage on Wednesday evening. Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow says the flooding event could take place between 6-7 p.m. and crest at 22 feet possibly at 7 a.m. in Thursday. “This will most likely necessitate the closure of US 77 this evening from Dolese Road […]

Column: Hail season has arrived, is your home ready?

Column: Hail season has arrived, is your home ready?

By: Blake WimseySpecial to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie With storm season officially upon us here in Oklahoma, here are some helpful tips to help get you (and your home) through the Spring. Have your roof checked Our roofs are the first line of defense against Oklahoma weather. Find a reputable roofer […]

Overnight freezing drizzle causes several accidents, school closings

Overnight freezing drizzle causes several accidents, school closings

Roadways across Logan County became hazardous due to freezing drizzle and dropping temperatures early Wednesday morning. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office and Guthrie Fire Department began responding to several accidents on Interstate 35 and county roads shortly after 3 a.m. The first of many accidents took place on the Cimarron River bridge on I-35 near […]

First snow of the season whitens Guthrie

First snow of the season whitens Guthrie

With temperatures below freezing on Monday, the first snow of the season gave Guthrie a white Christmas appearance. The white flakes began falling early Monday and continued well into the afternoon. The white-out look will not last long with temperatures expected to rise back in the 50’s and 60’s by the end of the week. […]

Are you ready for storm season?

Are you ready for storm season?

By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner   Whether you’ve lived in Oklahoma all your life or you are new to the area, storm season must be taken seriously. Preparing before the sirens sound is the best way to protect your family and your property. The following tips will help you get ready for tornado […]

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