Crews work to secure USS Batfish in Muskogee flooding

Crews work to secure USS Batfish in Muskogee flooding

USS Batfish Flooding

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Officials at Muskogee War Memorial Park said the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and the National Guard took over the site last Friday due to severe flooding.

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The park is home to the USS Batfish, a World War II-era submarine that now serves as a museum.

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Park staff and volunteers are being used to support emergency officials in managing the scene.

Officials said at least one line on the Batfish has broken and they are working to keep it from floating away.

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Crews are filling the ballast tanks on board the USS Batfish to keep it inside the park's bowl. The National Guard also tied a new line to the boat to add leverage.

Those interested in helping support the memorial and any potential repair costs can visit this link for more information.

A GoFundMe page is also running for those who wish to help.

Watch this update from the park's Facebook page:

Batfish flood 2019 #batfishstrong

Posted by Muskogee War Memorial Park - Home of the USS Batfish on Friday, May 24, 2019

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