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 impact of the rain on area lakes varied tremendously over the weekend.
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.
Granbury gets almost as much rain in the past two days as it had seen all year.
Water experts at Texas A&M say the runoff from as little as 2-inches of rain can fill a 55-gallon drum.
An interesting story continues to develop here in North Texas. A luxury home is literally teetering on the edge of a limestone cliff and falling, little by little, some 70 feet below into Lake Whitney.
Heavy rain in West Texas brings some drought relief.
North Texas is already nine inches behind in rainfall for 2014. That has home owners bracing for dying lawns, boaters left high and dry at lakes and meteorologists looking at the water in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Thunderstorms are dumping what CBS 11 Storm Team Meteorologists say could eventually be inches of rain across North Texas. Heavy rain, lightning and wind gusts of up to 50 mph are flooding streets and blowing debris about.
Thursday’s heavy rains across parts of North Texas put at least a small dent in our years-long drought.
Streets have flooded and a handful of houses have water rushing through them on the south side of town.
There is no escaping the signs of the plummeting lake levels in Granbury. Boat ramps are landlocked, islands and debris are appearing everywhere, and boat docks are high and dry.