Manley said it amazed him that drivers could see that cars were stalled but still tried to drive through.
He said he had seen flooding when he was growing up in Midwest City but he'd never seen floodwater so deep.
Iago said more than 50 people were rescued from cars and other dangerous perches in Oklahoma City, and about 40 people whose residences and businesses were threatened by high waters were evacuated.
The tire store at 13405 N Pennsylvania Ave. was flooded and Manley said he let employees go home about 10:30 a.m.
"It just wasn't safe,” he said.