People Rescued From Oklahoma Flooding

The major storm system that tore through the Southern Plains on Monday brought tornados and flooding.

Tuesday morning people in Oklahoma had to be rescued from their flooding homes.

Rescue crews helped many, including an elderly woman and her family evacuate from their home near El Reno, OK and pulled a stranded child to safety in another area of the state.

Oklahoma City’s major river overflowed from the torrential downpours that continued most of the day Monday and overnight Tuesday.

The flood waters washed out roadways, stranded cars.

By mid-day Tuesday, however, waters in the city started to recede.

In Dale, Oklahoma, the strong winds of the storm uprooted trees. One homeowner lost sight of her husband during the chaos.

“Trees all came down around me. I couldn’t go anywhere, I couldn’t see anything. I couldn’t tell direction and I couldn’t find my husband. He was on the tree that fell between us,” said Sherrie Dykes of Dale, OK.

The storm also sent a two-by-four through a mobile home, piercing the wall while the people inside were sleeping.

“[We} woke up, heard screaming. She and the baby got up got our stuff and left,” said the mobile homeowner, Conner Blackstock.

The system brought more than a dozen tornadoes down on the Southern Plains on Monday and on Tuesday a tornado was confirmed near the Tulsa International Airport.

That storm system is expected to move East into Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois throughout the day on Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday.



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