Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff’s deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.
Rescue crews in Central Texas were searching Thursday for a sheriff’s deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters.
It wasn’t even a month ago that parts of Fort Worth were soaked with several inches of rain. Now, especially with heavy rains in the forecast, many previously flooded residents are asking what’s being done to prevent another damaging washout?
Heavy rain and floods took dozens of North Texas drivers by surprise — leading to more than 40 high-water rescues in Fort Worth. In the course of a few hours, firefighters responded to more than 200 calls for help.
Flood waters damaged 20 homes near Granbury with nine deemed unlivable by the American Red Cross. Upwards to eight inches of rain fell in the matter of a few hours in the area on Sunday.
While the soaking, and at times heavy, rains are helping relieve drought conditions in North Texas, it’s also wreaking havoc by damaging some roadways.
In just a short while North Texas will start getting the first of what is expected to be drenching rain. That means drivers will need to be extra cautious when getting behind the wheel.
On Wednesday, two North Texas women finally got the chance to thank a Rockwall County Sheriff’s Deputy for saving their lives, in the rescue that was all caught on videotape.
A water main break caused flooding in an Arlington neighborhood on Wednesday. Homeowners say this isn’t the first time they’ve had a problem with high water. Now they want the city to make things right.