Dallas’s elevation on Monday before the storms was 10.32 “The amount of rain this year is below typical. The deficit has almost been eliminated. It’s 1.28 right now.” The Texans who lost their goods in the flooding, however, find little solace in this. Robert Ray of FOX Weather reports.
DALLAS After regions of North Texas received well over a foot of rain on Monday, which caused massive flash floods and necessitated numerous water rescue operations, at least one person perished.
According to Dallas County officials, a 60-year-old lady was murdered when floodwaters carried away her car.
As torrential downpours created impressive rain totals, many Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex on Sunday night and Monday, putting millions of people at risk.
Robert Ray from FOX Weather assisted in rescuing a woman in Dallas on Monday morning from her drowned automobile.
Although the Weather Prediction Center of the National Weather Service had issued strong language for those covered by the Flash Flood Warnings, many individuals were unaware of how dire the flooding situation was at the time.
The greater Dallas-Fort Worth metro area will continue to experience life-threatening flash floods, according to the WPC said in its discussion on Monday.
The Fort Worth Fire Department reported that as of Monday night, it has responded to more than 170 high-water calls. On Monday, many persons needed to be rescued from the floodwaters.
When a woman’s car was trapped in floodwaters, Robert Ray, a multimedia journalist for FOX Weather, was able to save her.
When Stephanie Carroll’s car drove onto a wet road and submerged, Ray was preparing for a live shot on FOX Weather.
Ray claimed on Monday, “She literally had guys pull in and she didn’t recognize it as I was standing here setting up for the shot. “Her automobile was floating when you awoke the next morning. So I walked outside and did the best I could to push her car.”
Ray claimed to have been trying to push the automobile toward higher ground, but after rapidly realizing that wasn’t going to work, Ray grabbed the woman from her car’s window.
On Monday, a storm system that delivered heavy rain and flooded roads carried out rescues in Mesquite, Texas. (Pamela Baladez in a video via Storyful)
East of downtown Dallas, near Interstate 30, floods caused According to FOX 4 Dallas to halt traffic on Malcolm X Boulevard. Numerous automobiles were submerged.
In high water, Jared Williford’s automobile was buried, he told FOX 4.
“When all the water was rushing to the side, I had a vague feeling that something was wrong. I moved to the far-left lane at the front when I noticed that traffic was stopped up here, and that is when I was somewhat washed away by the water “He spoke to FOX 4.
Around two in the morning, he claimed, he was travelling to work at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, but he ended up swimming out of his automobile. Despite not looking forward to phoning his insurance company, he stated he was grateful to be alive.
From August 21 to 22, Dallas experienced 9.19 inches of rain, which is the same amount that fell there between March 29 and August 20.
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Dallas saw 9.19 inches of rain over the course of Sunday and Monday, which is the same amount that fell there between March 29 and August 20.
Additionally, it equates to 41% of Dallas’ overall annual rainfall total of 22.49 inches.
The greatest one-hour precipitation report on record at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is 3.01 inches of rain, which occurred in just one hour early on August 22.
Additionally, early on Monday morning, 3.01 inches of rain fell in a single hour, setting a new record for one-hour precipitation at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
The downpour on August 21–22 ranks as Dallas–Fort Worth Airport’s second-wettest 24-hour span in history.
Dallas had gotten 9.19 inches of rain during the storm by late morning, ranking second all-time for its wettest 24-hour span.
9.57 inches of rain poured in 24 hours on September 4 and 5 of 1932, setting the all-time record.
shows the metroplex of Dallas-Fort Worth’s total rainfall from August 21 to 22.
However, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as a whole saw many inches more rain than was recorded at the airport.
The eastern part of Dallas saw the highest rainfall totals, with 15.31 inches being measured in East Dallas.
Brandon Clement, a storm chaser, recorded drone footage of massive flooding and water rescues in Dallas, Texas.
Videos and images shared on social media showed stuck cars all around the city and individuals swimming through deep water to get out of their cars and to higher ground.
Unfortunately, pictures also show a number of vehicles attempting to travel on roads that are covered with water, which is incredibly risky and can endanger lives.
Due to flooding, onlookers and rescue workers had to wade through floodwaters to save stranded motorists.
If possible, stay off the roads and avoid using any roads that had water on them, according to officials in Dallas and Fort Worth.
According to Tony Hartzel from the Texas Department of Transportation, “water will collect on the streets if we have 7 or 8 inches of rain in 24 hours.” “So, if it’s required, we’ll try our best to pump that. In general, our goal is to block off the problematic lanes and direct traffic in another, safer direction. And we constantly caution people to avoid drowning if they notice water on the road.”