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.
The low temperatures in North Texas created a high demand for electricity
As temperatures remain well below freezing on Saturday morning, more than 130,000 customers remain without power in North Texas.
Heavy rain and high winds brought some precipitation to the DFW area on Thursday night and Friday morning, but left behind flooded freeways and downed power lines.
High winds are being blamed for a spate of power outages across the DFW area overnight. Oncor reported more than 10,000 customers in the dark around 2:00 a.m. during the height of the problem.
Windy conditions have knocked out power to about 47,000 homes and businesses in parts of Texas.
Freezing weather has reached parts of Texas as windy conditions cut electricity to central parts of the state.
Some 600,000 households and businesses are without power because of then Hurricane, now Tropical Storm Isaac. To help those in need North Texas Oncor crews are stepping up to assist folks in Louisiana.
A transformer fire in Dallas has left thousands without electricity. The fire broke out before 9:00 a.m. at an Oncor transformer just off Central Expressway, near Royal Lane.
Home across North Texas are suffering power outages as a result of downed power lines Saturday.
Oncor said that nearly 27,000 homes and businesses have lost electricity during a second day of storms in North Texas. Most of the outages were in the Fort Worth area.
Students and faculty at Paschal High School in Fort Worth are in the dark this morning.