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Three Dead in Texas Flash Flooding as Dallas Records Wettest Year on Record


Flash flooding in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area has left at least three people dead and several water rescues have been reported after up to eight inches of rain fell overnight Thursday into Friday.

Two separate high water incidents in Johnson County, Texas, about 20 miles south of Fort Worth, left two people dead. According to NBC 5 in Dallas, the two people were killed early Friday morning after their vehicles were swept up by flood waters. Another body was pulled out of flood waters in Garland, Texas, east of Dallas, on Friday morning.

Dallas received over four-and-a-half inches of rain late Thursday night into Friday morning, officially making it the city’s wettest year on record. Since September 1st, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the city’s official observation site, has seen 16.50″ of rain, nearly double the typical rainfall over that time span.

Rain will likely continue through Sunday in the area as the same system responsible for the deadly flooding stalls and pumps more heavy rainfall into the region, although rainfall amounts are not expected to be nearly as heavy as the overnight flood event. However, heavy rainfall moves east into Arkansas and Louisiana in particular for the weekend, where flash flood watches are in places.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi – Image: File

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