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Some Northern Oklahoma Counties Flooded, Homes Evacuated

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A News On 6 viewer sent in this picture of flooding in Burbank, where 12 families have been evacuated. A News On 6 viewer sent in this picture of flooding in Burbank, where 12 families have been evacuated.
Burbank-area flooding photo courtesy of the Red Cross. Burbank-area flooding photo courtesy of the Red Cross.
An officer helps rescue a woman whose car stalled out in high water overnight. in Ponca City. An officer helps rescue a woman whose car stalled out in high water overnight. in Ponca City.
American Red Cross volunteers are in place to helping those affected by flooding. Photo courtesy Red Cross. American Red Cross volunteers are in place to helping those affected by flooding. Photo courtesy Red Cross.
TULSA, Oklahoma -

A few northeastern Oklahoma counties are under a flood warning after heavy overnight rains. 

The warning is in effect for Tulsa, Rogers, Nowata, Osage, and Ottawa counties for the Caney River near Collinsville. Minor flooding is forecast beginning Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.

"As much as 8.5 inches of rain fell around Blackwell in two days' time - much of that falling Sunday night," said News On 6 meteorologist Mike Grogan.

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"Between 4 and 6 inches of rain fell from Burbank to Foraker in northern Osage County. Streams, creeks and other low-lying areas flooded as a result."

Water rescues from flooded homes were reported near Burbank, where 12 families were forced to leave their homes. The Caney, Verdigris, and Neosho rivers are all forecasted to flood between Monday afternoon and midweek.

Flood warnings remain in effect in these areas until the water levels drop below flood stage.

"Another round of storms is possible late this afternoon and overnight, which could further some of the flooding concerns in these areas," Grogan said.

Heavy rains flooded several roads in Kay County late Sunday night, leaving some drivers stranded in high water.

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The heaviest rains occurred between Enid and Ponca City. At least four houses in Ponca City and Blackwell also flooded. 

An EF1 tornado has been confirmed in Osage County, six miles east, northeast of Fairfax. Winds from 86 to 110 mph damaged oak trees and power poles.

PSO reported that at one point Monday morning, a little over 1,000 customers were without power Monday morning in the McAlester area due to storm damage. That power has been restored, according to the PSO website.

Severe thunderstorms prompted tornado warnings in northern Oklahoma late Sunday.

The News On 6 SkyCam Network captured a possible funnel cloud over Bartlesville at about 10:15 p.m., but it's not clear if it ever touched down.

No injuries have been reported. 

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