"The biggest concern is more rain," Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said during a news conference following an aerial tour with Tulsa Mayor G.W. Bynum and other officials Wednesday morning.
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The Arkansas River, which was just above 37 feet (11 meters), or 9 feet (2.74 meters) above Newport Pleasure flood stage, at Muskogee, Oklahoma, was expected to eventually reach 43.5 feet (13.26 meters). Officials encouraged residents in several communities along the river to leave their homes.
But Bynum, Tulsa's mayor, said his city of more than 400,000 people was safe so far.
"The levee system is working the way it's supposed to right now," he said.