Storms dumped up to 5 inches of rain Wednesday night in Oklahoma City and produced at least two weak tornadoes.
No damage was reported from the tornadoes, each which lasted only a few seconds. But Oklahoma City firefighters indicated they had to make at least 32 high water rescues involving stranded motorists and at least two children caught in the floodwaters.
The 5 inches recorded at the Will Rogers World Airport broke a record.
Damage was reported in Norman where a street bridge was washed out.
And the heavy rains also produced flooding in southern Oklahoma as witnessed by independent storm chaser Stephen Jones who recorded flooding at Turner Falls.
But the rain was nothing compared to the 12 inches recorded Wednesday night in southeast Kansas. It fell just northwest of Independence, Kansas and resulted in closed roads and localized flooding. At least 8 inches was officially recorded in the city.
News on 6 reporter Julia Benbrook says some residents were evacuated and spent the night in a shelter.