KINGFISHER COUNTY, Okla. – A dam at Falcon Lake in Kingfisher County is on the verge of breaching, according to officials.
Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Piedmont Fire Department was called out to a possible breach at the lake.
If the dam, which is located near Piedmont, breaches, there will be major flooding in the area.
Kingfisher County officials say the Water Resources Board is on scene and is requesting Waterloo Road to be shut down.
A contractor has been hired to cut a provision on the side to help move some of the water to another place.
Officials tell News 4 that 12 homes north of Waterloo may be affected if it does breach.
The Falcon Lake subdivision will not be affected because it is south of the dam.
According to the Cashion Fire Department, crews are going door-to-door telling residents there is a voluntary evacuation in place. If residents want to evacuate, they need to call the fire department.
The Red Cross will set up a shelter at Cashion High School for those who want to evacuate.
Officials say this is caused by the record-rainfall we’ve had in the state.