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Marshall County Jail braces for more high water

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Flash flooding came dangerously close to the Marshall County Jail facility on June 5, 2019. (KTEN) Flash flooding came dangerously close to the Marshall County Jail facility on June 5, 2019. (KTEN)

MADILL, Okla. -- Wednesday's heavy rains gave Marshall County deputies a scare.

They had to move vehicles to higher ground as water levels continued to rise around the new jail facility.

"I saw water levels that in this area that we're standing rise higher than I've ever imagined," Sheriff Danny Cryer said. "Another inch or so and we would have had to start sandbagging the inside of the jail or the curb, just to keep water out of the inside of the jail, and that could have caused problems like moving inmates to drier areas, upstairs areas, and keeping our electronics dry."

With the possibility of more rain in the forecast, the sheriff said contingency plans are ready just in case.

"Water didn't make it in the jail, so I feel fortunate that we don't have to fight with the flooding issues," Cryer said. "With the old jail, it certainly would have been a bad event."

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