The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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July 30, 2013

Street flooding, muddy rescue come with storm Monday night

ENID, Okla. — Enid streets were flooded in areas by heavy rainfall that moved into the area around 8:30 p.m. Monday and rescue vehicles fought muddy conditions to reach a person with a severe laceration.

Medical personnel ended up going about a quarter-mile on foot to a home on 16th, just south of a bridge that has been washed out for years south of Garriott. The patient was transported via all-terrain vehicle to an ambulance waiting near 10th and Rupe, according to witnesses and scanner reports.

Rescue vehicles became stuck at the intersection of 16th and Rupe, an area with a history of localized flooding during recent rainfall.

Localized flooding also occurred in several low-lying areas, including Garriott and Van Buren, and police were receiving reports of stalled vehicles that had entered the water, according to scanner reports.

Enid received more than 2 inches of rain in less than three hours, according to the state's Mesonet weather recording sites, which show 2.66 inches fell at the Breckinridge site and 2.86 fell near Lahoma. One reader reported her rain gauge measured more than 4 inches.

OG&E Electric Services reported more than 1,600 customers were without power in Enid and in Woodward at the height of the storms Monday night. Others were out in the North Enid and Waukomis areas, according to SystemWatch, the company's outage website. Those numbers showed no outages in the Enid area this morning, but 121 in Seiling and 76 in Watonga still were without flooding.

Mike Honisberg, Enid/Garfield County emergency management director, said there were no known areas of flooding streets within Enid this morning.

Flood warnings were issued at 8:40 a.m. Monday for Woodward, Woods and Major counties, as the Cimarron River is expected to have minor flooding.


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