Tornado, flooding reported in Oklahoma

A tornado was reported in southwestern Oklahoma on Monday afternoon. Rain is in the forecast for central Oklahoma Monday and Tuesday. Chances increase to 90 percent Tuesday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm •  Published: November 7, 2011
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Knee-deep in water, Haines and other firefighters helped walk residents out of their homes.

“Some people took clothes and personal items. The rest were left with the clothes on their backs,” Haines said.

Sunday night and Monday morning rains caused the left field wall of the Sulphur High School girls' softball diamond to collapse, said Gary Jones, Sulphur Schools superintendent.

The metal wall caved in because of floodwaters that washed out soil around it, he said. There was a lot of water in the front lawn at the high school, but no water got into the building, Jones said.

Flash flooding was reported Monday in southern and south central Oklahoma.

Areas from Ringling to Sulphur reported 6 to 8 inches of rainfall, meteorologist John Pike said.

The forecast for Oklahoma City from the weather service is as follows:

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 60. South wind between 15 and 18 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny with a high near 63. South, southeast wind 11 to 20 mph becoming west, northwest. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 36. Northwest wind between 15 and 18 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny with a high near 56. North, northwest wind between 9 and 13 mph.

Wednesday night: Clear with a low around 35.

Thursday: Sunny with a high near 60.

Thursday Night: Clear with a low around 36.

Veterans Day: Sunny with a high near 62.

Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 44.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a high near 66.

Saturday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy with a low around 52.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny and windy with a high near 67.



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