Storms Across Oklahoma Monday, Tornadoes Possible

Monday, November 7th 2011, 9:43 am
By: News 9

Storms raced across parts of Oklahoma Monday morning, dumping several inches of rain in the southeastern part of the state and causing severe flooding.

In Sulphur, five people had to be rescued from their flooded homes. Murray County Emergency Management Director Joe Jordan said at least nine inches of rain fell from Sunday night to early Monday morning. No one was hurt.

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According to News 9 Meteorologist Jed Castles, the threat of severe weather will hang over the state all day. A cold front will move in mid-Monday, and near the boundary there is a risk of rotating storms containing large hail, damaging winds and possible tornadoes.

The highest risk is in central and southwest Oklahoma.