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Updated: No major flood damage in Kingfisher; Crescent homes still in jeopardy

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KINGFISHER — Kingfisher did not suffer any major damage to homes or businesses from flooding this week.

Steve Loftis, Kingfisher County Emergency Management director, said Thursday afternoon water from Kingfisher Creek and Uncle John Creek had receded, and he was glad there was no damage from the floodwaters.

Both creeks overflowed their banks after heavy rain Monday. At one point, U.S. 81 and Oklahoma 33 were closed by water running across the highways.

With more rain possible in the forecast, Loftis said officials are taking a wait-and-see approach about more flooding.

"It just depends on how much rain we get, and how much rain falls in the area," he said. "We will monitor the situation."

A short distance away, in Crescent in Logan County, more homes were in jeopardy because of the rain-swollen Cimarron River.

According to KOCO Channel 5, another home in the Twin Lakes community at Crescent fell into the Cimarron River as the bank deteriorated. Fifteen more houses were in danger.

According to KOCO, residents evacuated Wednesday, and power was cut to homes in the area.

Some highways across Northwest Oklahoma remained closed, according to Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

In Kay County, U.S. 77 is closed between Oklahoma 156 and southern Tonkawa.

In Logan County, Oklahoma 74F is closed between Cashion and Oklahoma 33 because of pavement damage.

However, U.S. 81 between Medford and Pond Creek has been reopened, according to ODOT. And, Oklahoma 8 north of Cherokee to Driftwood is open, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Coming to Enid weeks before the Land Run of 1893 centennial, I fell in love with the heritage. I started as Enid News & Eagle education, legislative and business reporter, was promoted to news editor in 1999 and currently am digital coordinator.