Most consider the threat of tornadoes to be the primary weather safety issue in Oklahoma, but few realize that the damage done by flooding in our area is as devastating to the victims as most tornadoes.
Chickasha has a number of creeks and tributaries that are susceptible to flooding during heavy rains, posing a threat to safety and property.
Over 1/3 of the city is located in Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Areas along the Washita River, Line Creek and Congo creeks have been particularly susceptible to flooding.
Heavy rains in August of 2007, devastated both residential and commercial property in these areas. However, your property need not be located in the SFHA to sustain flood damage. When drainage courses or storm drains become clogged, they will backup and overflow causing property damage to even upland structures.