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Rain Moves Into The Metro Causing More Flooding

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 Saturday evening as storms moved across the state, heavy rainfall moved into the metro.

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Viewers shared photos of water going into homes and roads covered in rain.

May Avenue was reportedly flooded as well as N.W. 63rd and Classen  and N.W. 63rd and Ollie in Oklahoma City.

Residents could be seen wading through water in a Bethany neighborhood near N.W. 30th and Peniel.

A gas station awning collapsed at N.W. 63rd and May Avenue. The canopy over the gas pumps was destroyed, part of the it's now lying in the parking lot, while other sections dangle.

Water was also seen moving into the Penn Square Mall.

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Western was also reportedly impassable along with Broadway and N.W. 122nd Street.

When shoppers at Shepherd Mall walked out to the parking lot Saturday afternoon, they were met with flood waters. News 9 viewers shared photos of cars halfway under water near N.W. 23rd and Villa. Jim Gardner in Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD were over that intersection where multiple cars had driven into high water.

A creek near Interstate 44 near Broadway was also flooded.

Pennsylvania and Memorial was covered in water. Still, drivers attempted to use the roadways and became stuck in the water several inches deep.

Oklahoma City firefighters reportedly responded to more than 70 water rescues before 8 p.m. Saturday.

Heavy rain dumped on Norman late Saturday evening. Cars could be seen near the OU campus with water halfway up the vehicle. 

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