Severe flooding continues in Tulsa and the surrounding area.

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum on Wednesday afternoon said Tulsa police are encouraging people living near the Arkansas River to evacuate as the river approaches moderate flood stage with more rain in the forecast.

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Tom joined the Tulsa World in 1988 after being an intern and graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma. He lived in Saudi Arabia before graduating from Broken Arrow High School. He is married to Karen Gilbert and his three grown children.