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Several water rescues conducted amid flooding

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma City police say numerous water rescues have taken place amid flooding from storms that also produced tornados across the southern Plains.

Police Capt. Dee Patty said divers and a boat are being used in rescue efforts. Barricades have been requested for parts of Midwest Boulevard in northeast Oklahoma City to keep people out of the area due to high water.

The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1IjKLsb ) reports fire department dive crews have reached one stranded motorist in northeast Oklahoma City Thursday. According to fire radio reports, a person who is trapped in the car called for help from a cellphone.

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