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Little River flooding has Norman residents worried about the future

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NORMAN, Okla. --   Floodgates at Lake Thunderbird have  been released, causing a rash of problems for families living downstream.

The lake is  so full of water, officials say they had no other choice. But those living near the Little River are worried about what could happen next.

It was an unusually quiet Memorial Day on Lake Thunderbird, as the lake has been closed to all boaters; the flood gates are pouring out excess water.

It's something those living in the area say they've never seen before.

"Once in a lifetime," Norman resident Matt Day said.

Now, they're worried about the next round of flooding, saying it could leave them stranded.

"All of us country folk, our roads are washed out," Day said.

Day isn't exaggerating. We saw a handful of road closures in the area in just the short time we were there.

"How many? I would say eighty percent," Day said.

And it's not just the roads.

"I'm gonna tell you what, every driveway," Day said.

The flooding has left many residents pinned down.

"People are going to have problems all week," Day said.

He says he's preparing for the worst.

"You can only do so much, mother nature is winning this bout," Day said.

 

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