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Choctaw County families stranded by flooding

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Families near Rufe, Oklahoma, use boats to bypass the flooded road to their homes. (Photo courtesy Lisa Little) Families near Rufe, Oklahoma, use boats to bypass the flooded road to their homes. (Photo courtesy Lisa Little)
Flooding in Rufe, Oklahoma. (KTEN) Flooding in Rufe, Oklahoma. (KTEN)

RUFE, Okla. -- Five Choctaw County families have been boxed in by rising flood waters.

Water covering a road near Rufe, Oklahoma, is forcing the families to take boats across the road in order to get to work and take their kids to school.

Neighbor Lisa Little told KTEN the water has been rising since Monday, and the boats had to be deployed on Wednesday.

The flooded area is in far eastern Choctaw County near the McCurtain County line. It's located between Hugo (which received 12.2 inches of rain in February) and Idabel (where 16.3 inches fell last month).

Little said the road has now flooded three times since 2015.

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