More than 5 inches of rain falls in Yukon

Flood warning issued Tuesday in Canadian County

270

Firefighters from Yukon helped rescue people from vehicles and homes near Banner Road and State Highway 66 Tuesday as a flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service.

Yukon has had over 5 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, the Oklahoma Mesonet website reports Tuesday.

Water from Purcell Creek rises Tuesday morning under State Highway 66 just east of Banner Road. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Yukon Capt. Dustin Noel said people were trapped in homes with high water surrounding them north of SH 66 along Purcell Creek.

“We are currently doing residential rescues. So houses are flooded or are flooding at this time,” Noel said about 9 a.m.

Several people were rescued from vehicles that were stalled in high water on Banner Road.

SH 66 was closed east of Banner as rain continued to fall through the morning.

Tuesday morning, the Mesonet reported 5.6 inches of rain for Yukon and 1.8 inches of rain for El Reno since Monday morning.

El Reno also had about 900 power outages and Yukon had about 90 outages, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. reports.

Advertisement

Yukon has had 24.6 inches of rain this year and 7.8 inches in July. Yukon has had 13.3 inches of rain in the last 90 days.

El Reno has had 18.5 inches of rain this year and 4.1 inches in July with 9.6 inches of rain in the last 90 days.

Follow The Yukon Progress and yukonprogress.com for local news updates.