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Homes Flooded in Texas, Oklahoma       05/24 07:20

   Flooding overnight in Texas and Oklahoma has led to numerous evacuations and 
rescues including some of residents stranded on rooftops and in attics.

   WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- Flooding overnight in Texas and Oklahoma has led to 
numerous evacuations and rescues including some of residents stranded on 
rooftops and in attics.

   Rain in Hays County in Central Texas caused the Blanco River to rise at a 
record level Saturday and forced authorities there to evacuate residents.

   Sheriff's Lt. Jeri Skrocki says numerous rescues have been conducted in the 
small community of Wimberley, about 40 miles southwest of Austin. She says no 
serious injuries have been reported and that emergency shelters have been set 
up for residents at schools, a church, a nursing home and a community center.

   In Oklahoma, authorities in Cleveland and Comanche counties say they have 
conducted water rescues, too. They say some were residents trapped in their 
attics and on their roofs.


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