Sirens sound to warn Oklahoma residents of flooding

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GUTHRIE, Okla. - In Logan County, sirens were going off into the early morning hours Monday, not because of a tornado threat, but as a warning to folks about flooding.

With all the rain our state has been getting, many low-lying areas are covered in water.

In Guthrie, it’s not only causing hazards on the road, but it's also dangerous for residents trying to protect their belongings.

Fast moving water in creeks, like Cottonwood Creek, is overflowing onto the roadways, causing flooding in Guthrie and Logan County.

John Long and his wife, Susan, run L.U.S., which stands for "Lunch on Us."

It's a soup kitchen where the hungry can go for a meal five days a week.

With costly appliances jam packed with food, they're doing everything they can to save their property from the unpredictable weather.

"I’d rather be safe than sorry, it has gone up more than I thought it would," said John Long.

Their facility is right in Cottonwood Flatts, an area known to flood every time it rains.

"Figured push comes to shove, if it does flood, we would have to evacuate. It's just something you deal with," said Long.

Some flooded areas on Noble near Division look calm and still, but police officers want to warn folks that the water is not sanitary.

"The water is dangerous, it's not a big swimming pool," said Sgt. Anthony Gibbs.

They are asking parents to think twice about letting their kids play around in it.

"The water isn't clean. Flood waters, all sorts of things come up with it for raw sewage, run offs from different fields, all those things mix together and make a pretty bad cocktail," said Gibbs.

Police said closures in Noble County are expected to last throughout the day.

One of the main closures in Guthrie is on Noble, also known as Highway 33, between Division and N. 10th St., a busy road connecting Guthrie to Kingfisher.

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