National Guard called in to help with rescue

Ponca City Now - May 26, 2015 7:55 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma authorities have called in the National Guard to help free more than a dozen people trapped in a cabin after record rainfall across the state.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. John Vincent says the Guard was called Monday for an air rescue of 10 adults and 3 children at a cabin in McCurtain County. He says they aren’t in immediate danger but access to the cabin is blocked by water, which continues to rise.

A Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman says no injuries were reported Monday after storms that left two dead over the weekend.

The National Weather Service says there has been record rainfall across the state, including the highest amount of recorded monthly rainfall for Oklahoma City. Up to 2 inches of rain is expected across southern Oklahoma Monday.

 

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