OKLAHOMA CITY -- Record-breaking rainfall is causing flooding across the state.
Several state highways and metro city streets are closed because of high water. Overflowing creeks in Canadian County forced authorities to evacuate some homes.
Canadian County Emergency Management Director Jerry Smith said some residents of El Reno who live near State Highway 66 had to be rescued from vehicles and homes Tuesday morning by firefighters using boats.
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Smith said there will be property damage in the homes because "the water is rising" but said he did not know of any injuries.
In northwest Oklahoma City, two creeks went over their banks and threatened to flood a house, causing firefighters to rescue two adults and three children after the water prevented them from leaving.
From midnight to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oklahoma City received more than 2.48 inches of rain - more than the average total rainfall for the entire month.
Oklahoma City has received a record 9.45 inches of rain this month. For more about the record-breaking rain fall, click on the News9.com Weather Headlines.
Flash flooding will continue to be a major threat in central and southern Oklahoma throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday.
Public safety officers advise motorists against driving into water over the roadways.
For Current Road Conditions call the Department of Public Safety's Road Conditions Hotline at 888-425-2385.
The Associated Press Contributed to this report.