High water surrounds vehicles stranded after heavy rains and flash flooding swamped Lawton Thursday. The area around South 11th Street and H Avenue, seen here, experienced the worst flooding seen in many years.
"Oh, help!  The sky is falling!" said Chicken Little. E.L. Easton's literary figure was on the mark Thursday evening as the skies opened up over Lawton and much of Southwest Oklahoma to add salt to soggy wounds. But at least Southwest Oklahoma's drought status is officially over.
Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt.Wesley Brady Jr. will be hiking past the new Armed Forces Plaza when he resumes his “Walk 4 Warriors” today to raise awareness of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, which supports injured soldiers from all the military services. Brady will go north on Fort Sill Boulevard to Scott Gate, then head for Amarillo, Texas.
A retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant is in Lawton this week on a one-man trek across the United States to raise awareness for Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, a nonprofit seeking to boost effectiveness of prosthetic limbs and provide a better quality of life for wounded warriors.
Visiting at Thursday’s Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation’s second annual Economic Development Luncheon are, from left, Cameron University President John McArthur; Philip Kennedy, chairman of the corporation’s board of directors; Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller; and Lawton Mayor Fred Fitch. Miller was keynote speaker for the event.
The crowd at this year's Economic Development Luncheon heard mostly upbeat reports on the local and state economies Thursday.
Local police and firefighters respond to vehicles flooded and people in distress Thursday evening after heavy rains sent a flash flood over the area around South 11th Street and F Avenue.
The American Red Cross recommends that individuals and families prepare for floods by:  nDownload the free Red Cross Emergency App to your mobile device. The free Emergency App is available in app stores for smartphones and tablets by searching for the American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/apps.  
Ken Pressley, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteer Flood Recovery Team Leader from Moore and a member of Regency Park Baptist Church, presents a seminar on flood cleanup to about 51 participants at Lawton First Baptist West, 7302 Cache Road, on Thursday. The training was conducted at several locations in Oklahoma to teach residents who have had homes or businesses flooded how to care for their properties by properly cleaning and removing mold. A video of the training is available at www.okdisasterhelp
The Association of the Friends of the Wichitas has set up a "Flood Relief Donation" button on its website to help families of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) personnel and Association members who were hard hit by recent floods.
Texas saxophonist Landon Torbett burns hotter than the spotlights on the Lawton City Hall Auditorium stage during the 2014 Charlie Christian International Music Festival’s Battle of the Bands. He’ll be dueling TaylorMade Jazz of Tulsa tonight at Elmer Thomas Park.
Rain or shine, hell or high water, the 30th Annual Charlie Christian International Music Festival is underway and ready to resonate great music through Lawton this weekend  be it in the park or City Hall. 
High water surrounds vehicles stranded after heavy rains and flash flooding swamped Lawton Thursday. The area around South 11th Street and H Avenue, seen here, experienced the worst flooding seen in many years.
Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt.Wesley Brady Jr. will be hiking past the new Armed Forces Plaza when he resumes his “Walk 4 Warriors” today to raise awareness of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, which supports injured soldiers from all the military services. Brady will go north on Fort Sill Boulevard to Scott Gate, then head for Amarillo, Texas.
Visiting at Thursday’s Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation’s second annual Economic Development Luncheon are, from left, Cameron University President John McArthur; Philip Kennedy, chairman of the corporation’s board of directors; Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller; and Lawton Mayor Fred Fitch. Miller was keynote speaker for the event.
Local police and firefighters respond to vehicles flooded and people in distress Thursday evening after heavy rains sent a flash flood over the area around South 11th Street and F Avenue.
Ken Pressley, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteer Flood Recovery Team Leader from Moore and a member of Regency Park Baptist Church, presents a seminar on flood cleanup to about 51 participants at Lawton First Baptist West, 7302 Cache Road, on Thursday. The training was conducted at several locations in Oklahoma to teach residents who have had homes or businesses flooded how to care for their properties by properly cleaning and removing mold. A video of the training is available at www.okdisasterhelp
Texas saxophonist Landon Torbett burns hotter than the spotlights on the Lawton City Hall Auditorium stage during the 2014 Charlie Christian International Music Festival’s Battle of the Bands. He’ll be dueling TaylorMade Jazz of Tulsa tonight at Elmer Thomas Park.

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