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Oklahoman Residents Face More Flood Damage

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Homes along 63rd Street and Peebly Road face flood damage after heavy rains dumped rain across the state. Homes along 63rd Street and Peebly Road face flood damage after heavy rains dumped rain across the state.

By Jon Jordan, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma residents are experiencing more flooding as rain continues to pour across the state. Tuesday, residents along N.E. 63rd Street and Peebly Road had their front yards turn into lakes.

County officials believe a drainage ditch is where the problem started. They say with all the water, it caused the ditch to fill up and then spill out into nearby yards.

Fortunately all that water in Daryl White's home has receded. The downside is he's now left with a muddy mess. It's a situation White said his neighborhood hasn't seen since he was a kid.

"Back in 1973 but it was not as bad as this, this is a bad one," White said.

County Commissioner Brian Maughan said out of all the areas he has been to in his district that have experienced flooding, nothing compares to what homeowners on N.E. 63rd Street are dealing with. And it's yet another natural disaster his district has recently had to work through.

"We've gone now through the May 10 tornadoes, the hail storm, the flooding and now more flooding. Some of these folks are now completely wiped out," said Maughan.

County workers are trying to pump water out of people's yards back into the drainage ditches where the water originated from. The hope is to get enough water out of people's yards so if it does rain more, it doesn't make the flooding problem any worse.

"It rained for about 3 to 4 hours, it didn't let up. It just kept coming, but other than that there is nothing around here that can be replaced except for me," said White.

With all this flooding on top of what Oklahoma County saw a few weeks ago, Commissioner Maughan is hopeful President Obama will reconsider his decision and allow residents to receive federal assistance.

Aside from homes, Maughan worries that the flooding may have softened the ground causing the dirt under roadways to erode.

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