Firefighter dies as record-breaking rain hits Oklahoma, Texas

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Record-breaking rain has caused severe flooding across Oklahoma and Texas.

A firefighter in Oklahoma died while attempting a high-water rescue early Sunday morning.

Emergency crews have made 48 rescues in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City has experienced the wettest month it has ever recorded.

Residents in Wimberley, Texas, about 40 miles southwest of Austin, are being urged to evacuate their homes. The Blanco River there rose more than 33 feet in just three hours Saturday night.

Emergency shelters have been set up for residents of Wimberley at schools, a church, a nursing home and a community center.

Authorities in Cleveland and Comanche counties in Oklahoma say they have also conducted water rescues. Some residents there were trapped in their attics and on their roofs.




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