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What to do during a flood and post-flood

LAWTON, Okla._Lawton experienced heavy rainfall that could have caused flooding.

The City of Lawton reminds residents to:

  • Avoid travel in low lying areas that are prone to localized flooding.
  • Do not drive into standing water. Turn around, don't drown.
  • Report storm-related flooding and property damage by calling (580)581-3478. Provide contact name, address, telephone number and severity of damage. City personnel will respond as soon as possible.
  • Do not enter a flooded structure until it has been cleared by an inspector.
  • Repairs may require a permit. Contact License and Permits (580)581-3360.
  • If the damage that exceeds 50% of the value of the structure, the structure must be brought into compliance with floodplain regulations.

Citizens may contact the Stormwater Division with specific questions at (580)581-3478. If there is an emergency, call 911.

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