- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Officials at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City are working to clear a backlog of flights disrupted by tornadoes and near-record rainfall before sever weather sweeps back through the area.

Spokeswoman Karen Carney didn’t have an exact number Thursday morning, but said “quite a few” flights were canceled and delayed by the Wednesday night storms that caused officials to temporarily evacuate about 1,000 people from a terminal. She said it could take until Thursday afternoon for flights to be back on schedule.

The National Weather Service in Norman says 7.1 inches of rain was recorded at the airport Wednesday - the third highest daily total of all time. Storms are predicted across the southern Great Plains through Saturday.

Carney says more delays or cancellations are possible depending on the weather.


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