CIMARRON CITY — Floodwaters destroyed five houses Wednesday in Twin Lakes community, volunteer firefighter Lori Dahlem said.

"It became a serious threat, a much more serious threat this morning," Dahlem said.

In the gated community near Cimarron City, three houses were moved off their foundations, and the other two were halfway underwater. Three houses were occupied, and those families evacuated earlier in the day.

Waters have been rising in the area since Monday, eroding at least 50 to 60 feet of riverbank.


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Chief Photographer Tom Gilbert went up in a helicopter to show what the flooding looked like on Wednesday afternoon on May 22.

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