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Storm Strands Drivers, Causes Some Power Outages in the Metro
The dark clouds that covered the metro Saturday, brought rain that lasted much of the day. Heavy downpours flooded streets and caused some power outages, but no major issues were reported.
Nina Rosario was driving near S. 44th and Santa Fe in Oklahoma City, when her car got stuck in deep water.
"I never thought this situation would happen to me and it did," Rosario said.
Emergency crews helped her out of her car. Police said another driver got stuck on the same road. Firefighters cleared the drainage system, which alleviated the problem in the area, police said.
"If you think you're going to make it, you're not," Rosario said. She warned other drivers to turn around when they encounter deep water.
Emergency crews also worked to clean downed power lines. OG&E reported thousands of outages Saturday, all caused by the storm. An OG&E spokesperson said crews would work through the night to restore power.
Posted: Saturday, October 13 2012, 09:50 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Teen in devastated Okla. town handing out hugs
May 25, 2013 02:26 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The people of the Oklahoma town where a deadly tornado struck could use just about everything -- cleaning supplies, food, water, shelter.
Thirteen-year-old Halle Carr thought residents of her hometown could also use a hug after the twister Monday that killed 24 people in Moore.
Halle has been standing on a corner with a white sign that reads: "Need a hug? I am here!" And people are taking her up on the offer.
On Friday, people in work trucks, cars and vans loaded with belongings rolled down their windows and reached out their arms to the girl. Some shouted words of encouragement.
Halle said it makes her feel good to spread a little cheer. She said she'll come out every day, as long as she thinks she's needed.
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