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The rarity of high 60s and low 70s at night in North Texas, isn’t lost on people who live here.
Strong storms moved across DFW early Thursday morning. Heavy rain pounded parts of the Metroplex and lightning is being blamed for several house fires.
The water levels at Lake Lavon, Collin County’s largest water source, are low at nearly 12 feet below normal. Residents and businesses in the area welcomed the rain.
Many Arlington Heights residents have been on pins and needles as much of North Texas has been on flood watch since Wednesday night. The Fort Worth neighborhood has a nasty tendency to flood.
Selected rainfall totals across north Texas.
Storms dumped nearly a foot of rain in parts of North Texas and delayed air and highway travel Thursday.
Rescue and road crews have prepared for major flooding after heavy rain is expected early Thursday morning. In some neighborhoods sandbags have already been stacked in preparation for the storm.
The water source for Collin County is 5 feet away from the threshold where the North Texas Municipal Water District will initiate Stage 4 water restrictions.
After nearly doubling its street maintenance budget for this year, the City of Richardson is looking to increase road work funding by another half million to $2.45 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
Many homeowners say they have flooded the city with complaints for years about poor drainage in the area but still fear flooding when heavy rain storms hit.
The rain on Tuesday afternoon came too fast and too hard across a large part of Fort Worth and, when the water started to go down, the damage became very apparent.