From Earthquakes To Severe Storms To Floods In Oklahoma

A weather map of severe storms over Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas on April 18, 2013

Severe Storm Outbreak April 18, 2103 –

After 16 earthquakes rattled Oklahoma over the past two days, now the Sooner State is under a severe storm and flood alert.

Severe Storms

A major outbreak of severe thunderstorms is expected to hit across the central and southern Plains on Wednesday, April 18, 2013. This outbreak has the potential to be one of the worst of the year.

Cities with the greatest potential for severe weather include Dallas, Wichita Falls, and Abilene, Texas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., Chanute, Kan., and Joplin and Springfield, Mo.

Flood Alert

Even before these storms hit on Wednesday, Southeastern Kansas and Northeastern Oklahoma are already under a significant flood alert, with river flooding likely over the next five days. In general, flooding is likely to effect roads, residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural areas, and may require evacuation of people and/or livestock.

Heads up, Oklahoma. Spring storms are heading your way.