Monday, July 15, 2019

Webbers Falls Rebuilding After Flooding

Webbers Falls is slowly but surely making progress in its recovery from the devastating May 2019 floods thanks to dozens of volunteers.

Webbers Falls Mayor Sandy Wright said that though the flooding impacted most of the town, volunteers have made great strides in the cleanup. 

Webbers Falls Public Schools were heavily damaged, said Paula Turley, secretary to the superintendent, but workers are already putting up sheetrock on one school building, she said, adding that the school system received many donations to help in the cleanup.

Donations and volunteers are still coming in, Wright said. 

The Webbers Falls Assembly of God is having a fundraiser to aid in its cleanup and rebuilding from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 17 at Warner First Assembly of God, 206 3rd St., Warner. 

The event will feature The Travelers, The Stevens Family, the Saved By Grace trio, the Ruckmans and Dale Martin and Leslie Dallas.

If you can’t attend the gospel celebration, donations can be made to First Assembly of God Rebuilding Fund, P.O Box 269, Webbers Falls, Okla. 74470.

The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is also in the area. They have finished taking requests for home cleanup. Their work now is rebuilding the Webbers Falls Baptist Church. Workers will be there July 15-19. Volunteers are more than welcome.

The Methodist Disaster Relief is in the region as well. They are prepared to help Webbers Falls citizens with reconstruction/repairs and tear-outs of their homes. Please contact Polly Turner at (480) 861-9053 or 

FEMA operations in Webbers Falls have ceased for the time being. Many residents were able to register for aid, Wright said, but “we still have a lot of houses that need a lot of work.”

Wright said the many volunteers in Webbers Falls deserve a huge thank-you for their hard work.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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