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Drenched!

UNDATED-- All across Texoma, 7 News is receiving reports of swollen creeks, streams and ditches.  The massive amounts of rain have led to some serious situations with water over the roadways and rescues throughout Texoma.

Comanche County officials have been out in full force overnight.  They've worked numerous high-water rescues and have rescued about 41 people by way of boats and even jet skis.  Unfortunately that number could rise as more rain is possible for the area today.

SkyWarn 7 Meteorologist Kim Truong says more thunderstorms are expected this afternoon as the storm system parked in the desert southwest finally creeps eastward toward Oklahoma and Texas.  This is a very slow moving system, so more widespread drenching rain and storms are possible.  Texoma could pick up an additional one to two inches of rainfall.

Comanche County has opened an emergency number you can call to report flood damage or problems. If you have problems you can call 211.

If you or anyone you know is in need of shelter the Red Cross has two shelters opened in Comanche County.  One is at Cameron Baptist in Lawton on 26th street.  The other is at First Baptist church in Elgin on I street.  They are for flood victims, people with special needs and people without electricity.

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