Oklahoma City police deal with storm damage & high water

May 7, 2015 9:12 AM by Cheryl Wengren

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Amid the tornado damage in the Oklahoma City area, authorities have also been dealing with high waters left behind by the storms that moved through the area yesterday.

Before sunrise today, fire department divers in Oklahoma City worked for hours to rescue a motorist who was trapped in a car by the water. She had used her cellphone to call for help from inside the car.

The National Weather Service says five to eight inches of rain fell in the area.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says road conditions have normalized. Lt. John Vincent says troopers responded to a high volume of emergency calls overnight but that there were no reports of fatalities. He says all of the vehicles that were stranded or washed off of the road have been checked by troopers, who are back on regular patrol.

At least 12 people were injured after twisters swept across the southern Plains. The Oklahoma City area seemed to the hardest hit, with multiple reports of tornadoes and flooding.

Forecasters say the threat of severe weather will continue into the weekend.


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