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OKC officials warning residents of potential dam failure

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Oklahoma City officials on Wednesday are warning residents in northeast parts of the city to take precautions for possible flooding, citing the potential for a dam to fail.

“People near a private lake along Air Depot Road between Hefner Road and NE 115th Street should take flooding precautions because of a possible dam failure,” officials said in a news release Wednesday. “The dam at the lake is in danger of failing, and there’s more rain in the forecast. If the dam fails, flash flooding is possible along and west of Air Depot, and across NE 115th Street.”

Officials said residents along Autumn Road and Air Depot Road, between NE 115 and NE 122, are most at risk if the dam fails. Residents along Old County Road should also prepare for flood conditions.

Air Depot Road between Hefner Road and NE 115 has been closed as a precaution.

Officials say residents should consider finding a safe place to go before flooding can occur and to bring critical supplies, such as prescriptions and important papers, with them.

Those who might be trapped by flood waters should call 911.

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