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87 People Taken to Hospitals for Flood-Related Injuries

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- EMSA paramedics have responded to over 50 emergency calls related to the flooding across the metro.

By 2 p.m., paramedics responded to 136 emergency calls, including around 70 "sick calls" that were unrelated to weather. Eighty-seven patients were taken to local hospitals.

EMSA medics were involved in five water rescues through the afternoon. Medics transported one of those patients to a local hospital.

Many 911 related calls were for motorists stranded in their cars due to flood waters. From those scenes, four patients were transported to local hospitals. Seven people were taken to the hospital for falls related to high flood waters.

Paramedics also responded to 18 car crashes around the metro resulting in six patients taken to the hospital.

EMSA medics advise extreme caution throughout the metro.

The Oklahoma Health Department reported another 136 suffered injuries related to Monday's storms.

Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten reported Monday none of those injured required hospitalization.

Ooten said most of the injuries resulted from cuts and scrapes or falls after heavy rainfall pummeled the city. She said some people were checked out after being exposed to flood water.

A band of thunderstorms that pushed through the city dropped as much as 10 inches in some areas in a matter of hours.

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