CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a Claremore firefighter has died after being swept away by floodwaters while assisting in a water rescue from residences.
Claremore Fire Chief Sean Douglas says Capt. Jason Farley died while helping to rescue about 10 people who were trapped in duplexes by rising water. Farley was swept into a drainage ditch about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. His body was recovered about 1 a.m. Sunday.
Heavy rain caused widespread flooding issues across Green County. This map shows 12-hour rain fall totals as of 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
Hectorville, along the Tulsa/Oklmulgee County line, received over 6 inches of rain. While Creek County and Bixby received over 5 inches of rain. Other impressive amounts of rain fell in Muskogee and Lincoln County.
More rain is expected today into tomorrow. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect.
PRYOR, OK(AP) — A music festival in Oklahoma was evacuated because of severe weather Saturday night.
Officials with the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, about 50 miles west of Tulsa, urged attendees around 9 p.m. to head to their cars or the nearby camping area to wait out the incoming weather. They later stressed the campgrounds were not being evacuated.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says at least 15 highways have been closed across the state due to high water from the recent flooding. It also caused damage to a gas station and mall in Oklahoma City.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Harlem Globetrotter star and Oklahoma native Marques Haynes has died at age 89.
The Globetrotters said Haynes died Friday in Plano, Texas of natural causes.
Haynes grew up in Sand Springs and attended Langston University — where he caught the eye of Globetrotters owner Abe Saperstein during a game in 1946 in which Langston defeated the Globetrotters. He joined the Globetrotters in 1947 after graduating from Langston and played for the team until 1953 and again from 1972 to 1979.