Roel Tellez (left) and Fabian Delangel of Cotton Disaster Solutions from Houston help fill sandbags at ORU at a makeshift sandbag making operation in Tulsa on May 29, 2019. 


The Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency is requesting volunteers to help with cleanup efforts in areas affected by flooding in a neighborhood along Oklahoma 51 this weekend, city officials announced Thursday.

The work will start in the Town and Country neighborhood at South 145th West Avenue on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until sundown each day, according to a news release.

Volunteers are encouraged to show up wearing boots and leather work gloves. Anyone who attempts to volunteer without those items will not be allowed to participate, the release said.

It is also advised that volunteers have tetanus shots prior to expressing interest. The Tulsa Health Department will be on site from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday to administer the injections.

Officials said access to the neighborhood will be limited to residents, family, volunteers and first responders. Affected residents are encouraged to go to damage.ok.gov to report damages.

Anyone interested in volunteering can call 211.