A 65-year-old man died Saturday when his car drove off a washed out bridge at E Hefner and N Dobbs Road in eastern Oklahoma County.
The Oklahoma County sheriff's office identified the victim as James Talbert and said his body has been recovered.
Sheriff's deputies and Hickory Hills Fire Department rescue workers began searching for Talbert's body after his vehicle was found shortly before 7 a.m.
Roads remain hazardous in several metro locations because of high water and washed out bridges and roadways.
More than 80,000 OG&E customers remain without power, including more than 78,000 in the Oklahoma City metro area.
The combination of flooding and tornado damage has made restoring power challenging.
Those who were in a tornado's path along Route 66 in El Reno salvaged what they could Saturday from homes and businesses trashed by the storm.
Some of the worst damage was at Canadian Valley Technology Center, where the roof was torn from much of the building and an exterior wall was ripped away. Cars, lights and trees in the parking lot in front of the school were also destroyed.
A man who was taking a class with his son when the tornado hit recovered items from both of their pickups Saturday morning. The man, who did not want to give his name, said students and instructors went to a lower level in the building to ride out the tornado.
His son's pickup was overturned in the parking lot. His was badly damaged, with a broken windshield and large dents from debris that hit the vehicle. Gravel in the parking ripped paint and chrome from vehicles in a sandblasting effect.
In Oklahoma City, flooding continued to be a problem Saturday afternoon. Numerous roads remained close, and a road collapsed near SW 29 and Sara Road, city spokeswoman Kristy Yager said.
Flooding was especially bad downtown, where virtually any building with a basement had flood damage. About half of city government's phone lines were down Saturday because the basement of the city's information and technology building at 100 N Walker was completely flooded.
Workers pumped nine feet of water out of the building by noon but still had six feet more to go. The municipal court building, City Hall, police headquarters, Cox Convention Center and Chesapeake Energy Arena also had flood damage, Yager said.
A man's body was found about 1 p.m. in a creek just east of Dobbs Road in Harrah, said Mark Myers, a spokesman with the Oklahoma County Sherriff's office.
Myers said the man left for work early Saturday and his vehicle was found empty near East Hefner Road and Dobbs Road just after 6 a.m.
“His vehicle was found washed off the road,” Myers said. “He was either washed off the road or tried to get out of his car. I don't think people realized how deep and strong the water was.”
Firefighters are searching the Oklahoma River for several people that were believed swept into the waterway during torrential rains Friday evening.
A family was seeking shelter in a drainage ditch in the 3300 block of SW 17 when floodwaters carried them into the river, Oklahoma City police Lt. Jay Barnett said Saturday. The body of a 4-year-old family member has been recovered and others are being sought.
“We may have had five or six people that were swept away,” Barnett said. “There could be more.”
High and fast waters were hampering search efforts.
“We are doing what we can. We did an extensive search last night to no avail,” Fire Maj. Tammy McKinney said. “As fast as that water is moving it's hard. The water is dictating what we do. Our reports were possibly one adult and three children were swept away by a wall of water while trying to seek shelter from the tornado.”
It's not clear whether the 4-year-old is among the nine people _ two children and seven adults _ whose tornado-related deaths have been confirmed by the state medical examiner's office. The medical examiner has identified four of those victims and is asking for the public's help in identifying the five others.
“If someone is missing a loved one from last night's tornado, we would encourage them to contact our office at 405-239-7141, said Amy Elliott, chief administrative officer for the office.
State health officials said 104 people were treated for injuries.
Meantime, nearly 92,000 homes and businesses remain without electrical service. Cox reported 46,000 customers without telephone service.
Will Rogers Airport has sustained some water damage as a corner of the roof in the ticket lobby area was damaged. Spokeswoman Karen Carney said a commercial aircraft got blown into a jet bridge. There are numerous flight cancellations as aircraft couldn't get in after the storm.
Marc Austin, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Norman, said the Oklahoma City area saw 5.64 inches of rainfall by midnight Friday, breaking the previous daily record for May 31. The previous record was 2.14 inches, set in 1892.
Rain continued to fall in the Oklahoma City area after midnight. The total rainfall from the storm was 6.76 inches, Austin said.
Austin said strong southerly winds brought moist air into the area. Storms developed west of the Oklahoma City area and moved due east, bringing several rounds of torrential rains into the metro area.
The Oklahoma City area can expect a break from the rain for the next few days, Austin said, with more rain becoming a possibility by midweek.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department used Humvees and small boats to evacuate about 100 homes in Crutcho due to high water. No deaths or injuries in the area were reported.
Oklahoma City spokeswoman Kristy Yager said several buildings in the city sustained flood damage, including the Municipal Court building, Cox Convention Center and City Hall. Three medical facilities remain on generator power: St Anthony South Healthplex, Community Hospital, and Oklahoma Heart South.
Oklahoma City University reported water damage on campus, but no structural damage to the university's buildings. An earlier report of a partial roof collapse was incorrect.
The Oklahoma City Zoo was late in opening Saturday after a red wolf was missing its containment area, which had a broken fence. It was found near the zoo's cafe.