Oklahoma weather: Storm updates

Follow live updates below as storms move across central Oklahoma Friday afternoon.

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  • The Latest on weather: More rain in store for Memorial Day

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of Texas, Oklahoma and other Plains and Midwest states. The weekend storms spawned a tornado that damaged a Houston apartment complex and caused major flooding that forced at least 2,000...

  • Deadly storms swamp Plains, Midwest, force Texans from homes

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes and causing major flooding that forced at least 2,000 Texans from their homes. Three deaths were blamed on the storms...

  • 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: 7 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.

  • Storms flood Plains, Midwest, killing 3, forcing evacuations

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes. Tornadoes struck, severely damaging an apartment complex in...

  • The Latest on weather: 3rd death blamed on weekend storms

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    10:50 p.m. Authorities are blaming a third death on weekend storms that have barreled through the Plains and Midwest. Keli Cain, an Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman, said in a statement Sunday that a 33-year-old woman was killed Saturday in a traffic collision in Tulsa....

  • Fast response, wary public keeping Alaska wildfires down

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rapid and aggressive response to the start of Alaska wildfire season has keep burned acreage to a minimum despite persistent hot and dry weather that has keep underbrush from turning green in much of the state. Through Sunday, Alaska Interagency Coordination Center...

  • Thousands lose power in Louisiana, Mississippi, storms

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thunderstorms have knocked out power to about 4,400 homes and businesses in Louisiana and 3,900 in Mississippi. However, meteorologists say they didn't have reports of major damage from Sunday's storms, although 51 of Louisiana's 64 parishes and 30 of Mississippi's 82...

  • Mandatory evacuation notice lifted for part of Sterling

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    STERLING, Colo. (AP) — A mandatory evacuation order was lifted Sunday for residents in the Globe Meadows area after the North Sterling Reservoir inlet ditch spilled over its banks following weeks of heavy rains that left many places in Colorado soggy over the Memorial Day weekend. Residents...

  • Thunderstorm warning, tornado watch in effect in Arkansas

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for parts of western, central and southern Arkansas as heavy rain moves into the area. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, issued the warning Sunday for the region, including the Little...

  • Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds. It's a rare feel-good...

  • Steady rain swelling Missouri, Kansas streams, rivers

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Heavy storms across Missouri and Kansas have been pushing streams and rivers out of their banks, and forecasters say more rain is likely this week. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings Sunday for central Missouri, including along the Missouri River near...