Local & Regional
Mon July 5, 2010
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, Ok – Rain continuing in Oklahoma; flood warnings issued
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Forecasters are issuing flood warnings as sometimes-heavy rain continues to fall in parts of Oklahoma.
According to the Oklahoma Mesonet, about 6.4 inches of rain fell in Hobart in Kiowa County between midnight and 8 a.m. Monday. About 3.6 inches fell during the same period in nearby Fort Cobb in Caddo County.
Parts of seven counties in southwestern Oklahoma are under flash flood warnings.
A flood warning is in place in Woodward and Woods counties. The National Weather Service says the Cimarron River near Waynoka was at 9.1 feet early Monday, more than a foot above flood stage.
A flood warning also is in effect for Pottawatomie and Seminole counties. The Little River near Tecumseh was at 12.2 feet early Monday, more than a foot above flood stage.
The weather service says both rivers are expected to fall below flood stage by late Monday morning.
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