Storms Bring Flash Floods Across Texas

Further flooding has struck in Texas, especially around the Fort Worth area and northern Texas earlier this week. Yesterday however was the turn of southern areas of the state, with San Antonio and Bexar and surrounding counties seeing torrential downpours.

Dallas / Fort Worth area

North Texas was hit be heavy storms on Tuesday 24 June and Wednesday 25 June 2014. On Tuesday, Fort Worth emergency services responded to 40 flood rescue calls after more than 3 inches of rain was dumped in the area in just a few hours. The West 7th district of the city is said to have been one of the worst hit, with areas under several feet of water and cars seen floating along streets. Flooded streets across the city posed all kinds of problems for drivers.

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Fort Worth Floods – Hulen and Bryce Streets. Photo: Fort Worth police Dept

 

The storms continued across the area and on Wednesday, Arlington emergency services responded to more than 20 high water rescue calls caused by the heavy rain. Saginaw was also badly affected by flooding yesterday. Flash flood warnings were again issued for Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties yesterday.

 

Floods in Fort Worth. Photo: Preston Chilton @ twitter.com
Floods in Fort Worth. Photo: Preston Chilton @ twitter.com

San Antonio and South Texas

Around 3 inches / 76 mm of rain fell in 24 hours between 24 and 25 June 2014 in San Antonio. Victoria saw 61.2 mm in the same period.

Flood rescues had to be carried out by local emergency services, mostly for drivers trapped in vehicles in the Bexar and San Antonio area. The storms also affected power supplies and at one point nearly 4,000 people were left without electricity.

Earlier Floods

Northern and central Texas saw some flooding after heavy rainfall fell on Sunday 22 June 2014. Waco saw 110 mm / 4.33 inches rain fall in 24 hours between 22 and 23 June 2014. Particularly badly hit was the city of Granbury, south west of Dallas, where 18 people had to be evacuated. Parts of Oklahoma were also affected by flooding earlier this week.