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.
Light rain showers are expected late Tuesday night, but they won’t be anything like what blew across North Texas on Monday. Tuesday afternoon workers were busy repairing damage done to homes by the high winds and lightning strikes.
High winds caused damage in west Dallas. A church off Westmoreland, near Canada Drive, had the exterior wall of the building blown away. The CBS 11 Radar indicted winds as high as 80 mph in some places, as the storms came through.
Damage estimates by one trade group put last month’s raging Dallas hailstorm among the worst ever recorded here — early $2 billion. The wreckage has some local homeowners facing an additional as they try to replace damaged roofs.
It’s estimated that tens of thousands of Dallas homes and some 60,000 vehicles in the area were damaged during the June 13 hailstorm. Now some of the hardest hit residents are getting help with the paperwork needed to start home repairs.
Ferocious winds, some roof damage and a hot, smokey grass fire. It was a busy afternoon in Terrell