Heavy rain prompts high water rescues in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Storm-weary Oklahoma and Arkansas are seeing another round of severe weather that has flooded roadways.

The National Weather Service reports more than 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of rain fell in Tulsa on Thursday, days after water from the swollen Arkansas River started receding . A flash flood warning was in effect downriver in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Forecasters don’t expect the rain to raise water levels higher than where they crested.

The same storm system dumped to 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) of rain in 30 minutes in Oklahoma City. Firefighters reported rescuing stranded motorists in at least a dozen different spots there.

This latest band of storms follows bouts of severe weather that killed at least six people in Oklahoma, including two when a tornado ripped through a mobile home park in El Reno.

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