The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a river flood warning for the Poteau River near Panama until Friday afternoon.
At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the stage was 14.8 feet. Flood stage is 29.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast as the river is expected to rise above flood stage after midnight to a crest of 32.9 feet Thursday afternoon. It will fall below flood stage Friday morning.
Minor agricultural flooding occurs at 31.0 feet. At 33.0 feet, moderate flooding of agricultural lands occurs between Shady Point and Arkoma.