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Norman Police Warn Of Flood-Prone Areas, Offer Safety Tips

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Storms caused heavy flooding across Norman on May 19, 2015. Storms caused heavy flooding across Norman on May 19, 2015.
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As more rain and storms are expected across Oklahoma over Memorial Day weekend, Norman police released several maps warning Oklahomans of flood-prone areas in Norman, and offered safety tips during flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch is already under effect for central Oklahoma through Monday morning.

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According to Norman police, the City of Norman has experienced near record rainfall over the past few weeks and several more inches of rain are forecast for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

See maps indicating flood-prone streets and intersections in Norman.

City of Norman officials want to remind citizens to be safe during a flood. Because the ground is currently saturated, just a few minutes of excessive rainfall could cause flooding.

Officials offered the following safety tips,

• Pay attention to weather forecasts for local flash flood watches and alerts.

• If you reside in a flood prone area, before leaving your house turn off all utilities, gas, and electricity at the main switch.

• Do not drive through a flooded area or drive around barricades that indicate the road is closed. More people drown in their cars than in any other location. Remember “Turn Around Don't Drown.”

• Do not walk through flowing water and stay away from downed power lines. Currents can be deceptive; 6 inches of moving water can knock you off your feet.

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