Flooding in parts of south Oklahoma, water rescues required

Ponca City Now - June 13, 2016 10:58 am

MAYSVILLE, Okla. (AP) – Heavy rains produced flooding in southern Oklahoma that required several people be rescued from homes in Maysville and some evacuations in Lawton.

Garvin County Emergency Management Director Bud Ramming said an undetermined number of residents were rescued from flooded homes Sunday morning in Maysville while an east Lawton neighborhood was evacuated Sunday afternoon.

Ramming said there have been no injuries, but Highway 19 from Lindsay to Pauls Valley, which passes through Maysville, was closed.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Interstate 44 was shut down in Lawton for about an hour before reopening and a portion of Highway 7 between Lawton and Duncan was closed.

The National Weather Service reports up to nine inches of rain in the area and issued a flash flood warning in parts of southern Oklahoma through mid-afternoon.


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