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Flooding Reported in Oklahoma after Tornadoes


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A spokeswoman for the city of Oklahoma City says there is widespread flooding across the city after a violent storm that produced a tornado.

Kristy Yager said city street Superintendent Randy Moulder was waiting for the rain to end before sending crews out to deal with the flooding. Yager says about an inch of water was also standing on the first floor of City Hall last night.

Television images show water up to the headlights of cars in flooded city streets.

The storm also knocked out power across the metro area.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric reports about 68,000 outages with about 18,000 in Oklahoma City, more than 16,000 in Yukon, more than 12,000 in Moore. Outages are also reported in Del City, El Reno, Bethany, Shawnee, Midwest City and several smaller cities.

Other flooding problems were reported throughout the state, including in the Skiatook area, where the OHP conducted a water rescue.