Heavy Rains Flood Tulsa Streets, Duplexes


Thursday, July 8th 2010, 10:01 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- Heavy downpours drenched parts of Tulsa Thursday. A backed-up drainage ditch pushed water right into some duplexes on North Irvington Avenue. Several were swamped with two to three inches of standing water.

"I knew it was raining outside, but I didn't think it would come in the house," Adrienne Asberry said.

The Red Cross is helping families affected by the flood.

Rush hour had a new meaning for drivers in south Tulsa. Rivers suddenly washed over several Tulsa streets, stopping traffic and stranding drivers.

Engineers tell us a stretch of Memorial Drive in south Tulsa around 81st street was closed down Thursday night after a car drove into high water there.

The rains aren't just causing problems in Tulsa.  Rescue crews have been mobilized in Oklahoma City, where rising creeks have overflowed their banks, trapping drivers in their cars. Our statewide partners in the sky captured rescues all across Central Oklahoma.