Severe weather leaves behind flood threat
OKLAHOMA CITY — Severe weather swept across Oklahoma Wednesday night into Thursday morning, leaving record amounts of rainfall all over the state.
Tornado watches, severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings, things Oklahomans expect every year.
Mason Jones has lived in Oklahoma his whole life.
“Oklahoma people are used to this type of weather and so I think more than many other states, people don`t worry as much,” he said.
Matthew Lee also grew up in Oklahoma.
“I grew up watching weather as a kid,” he said. “Watching the weatherman on TV and stuff.”
Still, many people prepared for the worst as storms approached.
“We actually bought a TV antenna yesterday because we don`t have cable and we knew the storms were coming,” Lee said. “We had to make sure we were safe.”
The storm left debris in the middle of the roads. It also flooded low-lying areas, leaving many roads submerged.
OHP is asking drivers to be aware of flood-prone areas.
Most weather deaths are not from tornadoes but from car wrecks.
It only takes two feet of water to sweep away a car.
The first storm is over but Oklahomans are ready for whenever the next wave of severe weather rolls in.
“It’s indescribable,” Jones said. “You can have 70, 80-degree weather, we`ve experienced that in the last couple of weeks, and the very next day it`s freezing temperatures.”
You can report any roads with high water by dialing *55 on your cell phone.