OKLAHOMA CITY — One woman drowned early Sunday and a motorist was missing after heavy rain and high winds from a tropical storm moved through Oklahoma, flooding homes and roads and knocking out power to thousands of residents. (Photo: Rescue crews plucked people out of the flood waters in Oklahoma City with helicopters. (CBS/KWTV)
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Sunday for 11 counties stretching from south of Lawton, east to McAlester and north to Stillwater. A flood warning also remained in effect Sunday for several counties in Central Oklahoma.
Rainfall amounts exceeded 9 inches in some central Oklahoma communities as remnants of Tropical Storm Erin pushed through the area, according to the state Emergency Management Department.