• Update: Flooding causes highway closures Monday afternoon in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Several highways across Oklahoma were closed Monday afternoon due to flooding, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation reported.

  • Tornado reported Monday afternoon east of Caddo

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    A tornado was spotted shortly after 3 p.m. about four miles east of Caddo, the National Weather Service reported. Forecasters described the tornado as “a particularly dangerous situation” and warned residents they were in a life-threatening situation.

  • Crescent residents allowed back in homes after being evacuated

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    About 40 residents near the Cimarron River in Crescent were evacuated early Monday morning after the river rose, threatening to flood the area, said Twin Lakes Fire Chief Mike Gilliam. On Monday afternoon, those residents were allowed back into their homes with a warning to be ready to evacuate again.

  • Oklahoma man dies in crash in national park in South Dakota

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    WALL, S.D. — An Oklahoma man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in a national park in South Dakota over the weekend. The Highway Patrol says the pickup truck driven by the 51-year-old man from Sallisaw, Oklahoma, went off state Highway 240 in Badlands National Park and down a steep embankment, rolling twice. The driver was thrown from the pickup and died at the scene late Saturday afternoon. The patrol did not immediately identify him.

  • OSU baseball: Cowboys to face St. John's in NCAA Regional opener

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    STILLWATER REGIONAL — Joining Oklahoma State and St. John’s in the Stillwater Regional will be Oral Roberts and Arkansas.

  • Two inmates escape from William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Juventino Rojas, 38, and Carlos Gastelum, 36, were found to be missing from the prison at 4 a.m. Monday, deputies reported. Anyone with information about Rojas or Gastelum is asked to call the Woodward County Sheriff’s Office at (580) 256-3264.

  • Flooding forces highway closures Sunday across Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Several highways across Oklahoma were closed Sunday afternoon due to flooding, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation reported.

  • Rescue workers try to reach 13 people stranded by flood waters near Broken Bow

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Firefighters and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers were trying to rescue 13 people who were trapped in a cabin on the Mountain Fork River Monday morning.

  • The interns and the veteran journalist: What they learned at lunch

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 7 hr ago

    School’s out. That means one important thing for managers in The Oklahoman’s newsroom. Interns are here. We love it when the interns are here. They bring energy. They bring ideas, and on their first day of orientation, there’s often a free lunch. This year, the interns lucked out. There was lunch, sure, but The Oklahoman’s […]

  • Rain, possible severe weather return to Oklahoma on Monday, forecasters predict

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    The National Weather Service predicts a 70 percent chance of heavy rain Monday in the Oklahoma City metro area. Showers and thunderstorms are likely after 1 p.m., forecasters said.

  • Oklahoma residents lose belongings to flood, but thankful they are alive

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Oklahoma residents across the region, including in Lawton, Indiahoma, Cache, Medicine Park, Meers and Paradise Valley saw flooding Sunday. There were no reports of injuries or deaths, according to Comanche County Emergency Management.

  • Flooding leaves at least two Oklahomans dead, forces many from homes

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 18 hr ago

    The American Red Cross is opening six shelters across Oklahoma for residents who have been displaced by floods. Red Cross spokesman Ken Garcia said officials are working with local emergency managers to identify what services are needed.

  • Officials warn some Cleveland County residents to be ready to evacuate

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Cleveland County officials warned residents near the Little River to be ready to evacuate Sunday morning, according to a notice from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Officials began releasing water from Lake Thunderbird on Sunday morning because the lake is full. Residents near the Little River should expect flooding and be prepared to move to higher ground if necessary, officials said.

  • Elk City residents begin returning to homes

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    After heavy rains and flooding caused firefighters to evacuate many Elk City residents, people are begining to return to their homes. Some roads and a bridge remain washed out.

  • 28 homes evacuated in Purcell due to flooding

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A McClain County emergency management official said 28 homes in Purcell were evacuated after a nearby creek overflowed causing significant flooding Saturday night.

  • Severe weather: Oklahoma City rainfall by the numbers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    The following chart details the rainfall Oklahoma City has experienced so far this month:

  • Flooding closes Oklahoma City, Norman streets; shelter opened

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and has closed several Oklahoma City streets, police said

  • Heavy rain causing flooding across Oklahoma City metro-area, state

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Oklahoma City, Bethany, Yukon and Warr Acres fire crews responded to more than 70 people and vehicles stuck in high water Saturday evening. The Oklahoma City Fire Department has about 25 fire crews out responding to flood-related calls, authorities said.