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Flash flooding strands motorists, closes park in southern Oklahoma

Flash floods Sunday in southern Oklahoma prompted road closings and water rescues.

No one was reported dead by late Sunday afternoon in connection with the flooding.

Turner Falls Park in Davis was closed because of flooding, the Murray County sheriff's office reported.

Water rescues also were reported in Lawton and south of Paoli in Garvin County, the National Weather Service said.

Both Comanche and Stephens counties reported extreme flooding in the late morning and early afternoon, authorities said.

In Lawton, a stretch of westbound Interstate 44 was closed for a short time. Many state highways and county roads remained closed through Sunday afternoon in Comanche, Garvin, Murray and Stephens counties.

A foot of standing water in the center of Duncan also was reported.

Nearly five inches of rain fell in Acme during a 6-hour window between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet. A total of 6.15 inches of rain fell on that site since midnight. 

Sites at Apache and Pauls Valley recorded more than 5 inches of rain since midnight, while sites at Ketchum Ranch and Walters caught about 4 inches, according to the Mesonet.

There is a 20 to 40 percent chance of storms Monday, with a marginal risk of severe weather in the state Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

 

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