Flash floods sweep through Oklahoma City metro

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Flash flooding swept across the metro overnight.

“Mother Nature just decided to give us a gut punch,” said Kevin Brannan.

At the Meridian Sooner complex near Tinker Air Force Base, an Uber driver was trying to take his passenger home and didn’t see the high waters before it was too late.

Car stuck in flood waters in OKC.
Car stuck in flood waters in OKC.

Moments later, the car lost traction and the driver and his passenger were stuck for an hour. The driver told KFOR off camera the water was up to his seat.

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Witnesses watched the entire thing play out.

“We saw them in the car earlier and I said, ‘Oh, my God. Is he okay?’” said Makenna Gardner. “It’s been crazy, it’s been hectic.”

Swift water rescue technicians rescued the driver and his passenger. Both are okay.

The flooding also blocked those who live in the complex from getting to and home from work for hours.

“This is right along with the excuse ‘my dog ate my homework,’” said Spencer Parker. “Just call in, stay home. Wait until it goes down. Better safe than sorry.”

Flooding near Sunnylane Rd. and Indian Hills Rd.
Flooding near Sunnylane Rd. and Indian Hills Rd.

Meanwhile a few miles away, waters rushed through the Sunnylane Estates Mobile Home Park.

“I’ve never seen it rise this far,” said Kevin Brannon. “I was on a good probably three feet of water up where we’re at right about now.”

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There’s damage to the homes, scattered debris and many residents are missing some belongings.

Flood damage in Oklahoma City metro.
Flood damage in Oklahoma City metro.
Flood damage in Oklahoma City metro.
Flood damage in Oklahoma City metro.

“I’m kind of scared because, I mean, that vinyl down there can get soaked, which then ruins your insulation,” said Justin Benton.

Several metro agencies posted reminders for motorists on Tuesday telling them to never drive into high water. Know alternative routes to take.

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