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Valley Family Living in Oklahoma Amidst Flooding

1 year 2 months 6 days ago Tuesday, June 04 2019 Jun 4, 2019 June 04, 2019 4:07 PM June 04, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – A Rio Grande Valley family finds themselves in Oklahoma amidst the president declaring a major disaster in the area.

Heavy rainfall in Oklahoma caused the Arkansas River to crest; flooding could take several weeks to subside.

The Garcia family tells us they arrived in Tahlequah, Oklahoma about five days ago.

“My wife is a migrant teacher so she works over here for the summer time,” says Joe Garcia.

Garcia explains they’ll bring their experience with the unexpected flooding back to the Valley this fall.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to the Cherokee Landing State Park in Oklahoma.

A park ranger tells us they have about 23 feet of water in some parts of their campgrounds.

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