Cleaning Up After Flooding, But More Rain Expected

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 8:05 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ As rain continued to fall Thursday on an already-sodden state, forecasters warn that conditions that have caused widespread flooding and damage throughout Oklahoma could continue through the middle of next week.

The National Weather Service Thursday recorded rainfall in Oklahoma City for the 16th straight day, two days longer than the previous record, set in 1937.

In Oklahoma City, the yearly precipitation total entering today was 29.08 inches, more than 10.5 inches above normal and already more than what fell in the state capital during all of 2006, when much of the state was experiencing drought.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa issued a flood watch from Friday morning through early Monday for the Neosho River in Ottawa County near Commerce in far northeastern Oklahoma.

Flood warnings also are in place tonight in Pottawatomie County in central Oklahoma as well as for Comanche and Tillman counties in southwestern Oklahoma.