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Deadly Flooding Wrecks Through Texas, Oklahoma




At least five people were killed, three others are missing and hundreds of homes were destroyed as large parts of the central and southern Plains states faced flash floods and tornadoes.
In Claremore, Oklahoma, about 30 miles northeast of Tulsa, firefighter Jason Farley died when he was swept away while attempting a water rescue, said Deputy Chief Matt Wilson of the Claremore Fire Department. A 33-year-old woman in Tulsa died a traffic-related crash, Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said. In Texas, a man’s body was recovered from a flooded area along the Blanco River, which rose 26 feet in one hour and left piles of wreckage 20 feet high, authorities said.
Alyssa Ramirez, 18, a student at Devine High School in Texas, died Saturday driving home from her school’s prom, after her car got stuck in floodwater, ABC affiliate KSAT reports.

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