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Torrential rains flood some areas of Oklahoma City (VIDEO & ARTICLE)

Torrential rains flood some areas of Oklahoma City (VIDEO & ARTICLE)

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Heavy rains flood homes, cars

BY MICHAEL BAKER Oklahoman, Published: June 15, 2010

Storms dropped about 10 inches of rain on at least one part of Oklahoma City on Monday, flooded neighborhoods, closed some interstates, stranded motorists and left some residents clinging to trees and awaiting rescue.

The storms -- which forecasters said followed each other like a series of train cars moving over the same area -- also led state authorities to declare a state of emergency in 59 of Oklahoma's 77 counties.

Officials reported more than 50 rescues of residents and stranded motorists in the Oklahoma City area. The state Health Department reported nearly 140 injuries, but none that required hospitalization. No deaths were reported.

Jarvis Ross, 31, of Chicago, was riding in a car driven by Jeremy King, 20, of Oklahoma City, east on NW 36 about 6:30 a.m. when they hit high water under the Broadway Extension bridge... FULL ARTICLE

 

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