Motorists and residents left stranded in heavy flood waters had to be rescued with motorboats on Friday as heavy rains poured down on the north eastern part of Oklahoma. More than a dozen roads have been closed off as seven inches of precipitation fell over the counties of Cherokee, Delaware, Rogers, and Mayes. Roads with closures included U.S. Highway 412, U.S. 69 and State Highways 28 and 29.
Homes and business, according to USA Today, have been affected by the flood waters. Some of the lower lying area had up to three feet of water creep into buildings. Even a local courthouse has experienced flooding within the building.
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