Southwest Oklahoma City residents cleaning up after flooding

OKLAHOMA CITY - The area of S.W. 29th and May saw heavy flooding Tuesday night.

Dozens of people were stranded at the 7-11 because of the high waters.

Country Appliance, a family owned business that’s next to 7-11 saw heavy damage.

Wednesday morning, their employees were loading up dozens of refrigerators destined for the trash.

"This is a big loss,” said employee, Eric Butler.  "We're having to take them to the junk yard dispose of them.  There’s nothing we can do.  We wouldn't want to give our customers something like this so."

Inside the store, employees were using shop vacs to suck up the water still covering the floor.

"Like a big mess.  Like a tornado actually came through.  I mean desks were knocked over, chairs.  Almost every refrigerator inside our building is bad, washer, dryer, really bad,” said Butler.

Isaiah Pennington’s property was under water Tuesday night.

"You can see where the water completely came up all the way over this too.  Came up to this point was all through here, their yard was flooded, like all this over here was too,” said Pennington.

Several items in his yard went floating away, including his trash cans.

"This one went behind 7-11 and that one just kind of floated all the way around the yard for a while,” said Pennington.

Across the street, the residents said the water rose 8 inches in their house within an hour.

"Nightmare.  It was really bad,” said Edgardo Garcia.

And so the big dry out begins, something Oklahomans are all too familiar with.

"It's crazy.  It's Oklahoma.  You never know what's going to happen here,” said Pennington.

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