Dallas First Responders Rescue Drivers From Flooded Cars After Flash Flooding
Dallas had flash flooding early on Monday morning as a result of heavy rain, leaving some drivers trapped and others running from their vehicles as the high water washed them off the road.
Up until noon on Monday, there is a Flood Watch in force because flooding is possible in urban and low-drainage regions.
Additionally, creeks, streams, and rivers may overflow as a result of excessive rainfall. Rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone areas may flood as a result of excessive runoff.
At Cesar Chavez and Interstate 45 in Dallas, numerous automobiles were half submerged, and Dallas Police worked to rescue stranded drivers.
One man was observed waiting for emergency personnel to rescue him by sitting on the roof of his car. Another driver of a pickup truck that was almost entirely flooded was also saved; as they walked to safety, the water was up to their shoulders.
Several cars were floated down Lemmon Avenue in Inwood, where drivers had to be rescued.
Another hard-hit neighbourhood was close to the emergency department of Baylor Scott & White, near Hall and Worth Streets. When swift flood waves took them away, a number of drivers were forced to abandon their vehicles.
"How frightened was I? I nearly drowned in this car, baby. To exit this automobile, I had to kick open this door "Larry Collins of NBC 5 was told by one woman.
Water started filling another woman's car, and she claimed it reached as high as the driver's side window before she and her children were forced to exit.
Many neighbourhoods of Dallas, according to NBC 5 meteorologist Grant Johnston, experienced more than eight inches of rain in the last 24 hours, and more severe rain is predicted to add to those totals.
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