Flooding from the storms last night forced six families from their homes at the Archer Court Duplexes in Claremore.
The Tulsa Red Cross disaster action teams helped three of the families with a place to stay; the remaining families were able to make arrangements on their own.
Water is pooled in puddles all around the entry way of Daleen Andersons' home, "It is all over the house." Daleen is one of the tenants at Archer Court and said she was ready for a little rain, but never expected the mess it caused. "I got sand bags and the next thing I know it is up by the windows." Daleen said it didn't take long before the water was, "pouring like a faucet" and coming under the front door into her living room.
The flood water soaked the carpet and all of her families belongings. "I was literally walking in a pool in my house," Daleen said.
At one point, Daleen said she tried to crawl through the front window so that she could retrieve more sandbags. "The fireman grabbed me though and told me I had to go back in the house, try to wait it out," said Daleen.
She scrambled to pick up toys, clothes, electronics and photos off of the floor and to a higher surface.
Her neighbors are going through the same thing. "First you try to stop the water and then you just give up and try to get everything out of the way," said Mike Fagnan.
The owner of Archer Court Duplex told FOX23 that the buildings are located in a flood prone area and that this wasn't the first time that this had happened. The owner will replace the carpet in the six units that were affected.
In the meantime, the Tulsa Red Cross put Mike and Daleen's families up at a motel in Claremore for a few days. "After that, we'll go from there," said Daleen.
In Skiatook the Red Cross is assisting 2 families which also received comfort kits and cleaning supplies. Red Cross is helping both families with a place to stay.