Flash Flooding in Dallas Area Surprises Residents as Rescue Crews Respond to Hundreds of Calls for Help
August 23, 2022
NOTE: This has not yet been declared a FEMA Disaster.
After torrential rains struck parts of northeastern Texas and sent floodwaters rushing through streets and homes, rescue crews fanned out across the region on Monday, responding to hundreds of calls for aid from residents stunned by the severity of the downpour.
Heavy rain and flash flooding brought record rainfall to the Dallas-Fort Worth area between Sunday and Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service Forth Worth. More than 9 inches fell at Dallas Fort Worth Airport over a 24-hour period that began Sunday, marking the highest rainfall over that length of time that the area has seen since 1932, the agency said.
The downpour made this month the wettest August on record in Dallas, reaching 10.38 inches as of Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was set in 1915 at 10.33 inches.
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