Rooftop Rescues Follow Flooding in Oklahoma

As Hurricane Dean bears down on Mexico, the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin continue to cause problems in the Midwest. Thirteen people have died from Texas to Minnesota.

Six people died in Oklahoma — where flooding has gotten worse; several rivers around the state were set to crest Monday.

In Guthrie, officials have used helicopters to rescue people from roofs and have canceled the first day of school.

Scott Gurian of member station KGOU reports.

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