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Flooding prompts rescues in parts of OKC metro

From staff reports Modified: August 19, 2008 at 2:07 pm •  Published: August 19, 2008
The water is rising,” Smith said.

Smith said he did not know if anyone was hurt.

Terry Floyd, El Reno spokesman, said El Reno firefighters used a boat to reach a woman and her two children who were stranded about 9:30 a.m. just north of SH66 at Richland Road.

The mother and children weren’t hurt. Water had surrounded their home.

Firefighters used an aluminum motor boat to get through flooded areas.

In Yukon, people were removing traffic barriers and driving into high water, police spokeswoman Klare Ly said. Ly said police wrote citations to people who removed barriers.

High water areas were reported on State Highway 4 from Ash Street to Wilshire Boulevard, Wagner Road from 11th Street to Sara Road, Richland Road from Foreman Street and Wilshire Boulevard and Mustang Road at Vandament Avenue.

In northwest Oklahoma City, two creeks went over their banks and threatened to flood a house at 14705 NW 23, causing firefighters to rescue two adults and three children after the water prevented them from leaving.

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