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10 inches of rain fell in some areas of Oklahoma on this date 13 years ago, see where...and take a look at the OKC forecast

by Bryan Painter Published: October 23, 2013

On October 22nd and 23rd in 2000, extensive flooding occurred in and around Chickasha, when as much as 10 inches of rain fell across Caddo and Grady counties.

Portions of downtown Chickasha were under at least 5 feet of water.  About 30 people were rescued from the roof of cars and homes, and between 200 to 400 people were evacuated from their homes, according to the National Weather Service. Although a vast majority of the city was flooded, the worst flooding was concentrated along U.S.  62 and U.S. 81 leading into Chickasha, the weather service reported. Damages approached $1.5 Million.

Also in weather news:

The Oklahoma City forecast from the National Weather Service, Norman (as of 1:06 p.m. Wednesday):

This Afternoon Sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Light and variable wind becoming north 8 to 13 mph after midnight.

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by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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