Hermine is Coming

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma emergency managers say potential rain from Tropical Storm Hermine is not expected to cause significant problems but they are watching carefully as it moves across Texas and toward Oklahoma.

They remember just more than three years ago when Tropical Storm Erin moved into the state and stalled over Kingfisher County. Up to 9 inches of rain caused extensive flooding and was blamed for 6 deaths.

National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Thoren in Norman says Hermine is expected to bring 3 to 5 inches of rain and that most areas need that amount. He said the brunt of the storm is expected in southwestern Oklahoma early Wednesday night.

Jackson County Emergency Management Director Jerry Gibson says not much can be done other than warn people of the potential danger then wait for the storm to arrive.

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