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Okla. Flooding leads to dramatic rescues

 

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Record-busting rainfall in Oklahoma led to a day of dramatic rescues from swift floodwaters, but officials and residents acknowledged the outcome could have been far worse.

No one had to be hospitalized Monday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There was just one unconfirmed report of a death, in Lawton on Monday night.

Stranded motorists climbed trees and waited for rescuers, including one crew whose boat sank and had to be saved themselves.

"We were lucky to get the people out of the high-water areas," said Oklahoma City Fire Department Battalion Chief Tommy Iago. "...



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