Residents rescued from flooded homes in Texas, Oklahoma
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma has led to numerous evacuations and rescues and the death of a firefighter.
The heavy rains were pushing into eastern Texas and eastern Oklahoma on Sunday morning.
Rogers County Emergency Management spokesman Thomas Hudson says a firefighter in the northeast Oklahoma town of Claremore died early Sunday after being swept away by floodwaters during a rescue. And residents in Cleveland and Comanche counties in Oklahoma had to be rescued from attics and roofs.
In Central Texas, rain caused the Blanco River in Hays County to rise to a record level Saturday, forcing authorities to evacuate residents.
Hays County Sheriff's Lt. Jeri Skrocki says numerous rescues were conducted in the community of Wimberley, about 40 miles southwest of Austin. No serious injuries were reported.
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