A series of severe storms has caused at least $27 million of infrastructure damage in Texas — and that figure is only expected to rise. Roadways in 167 of the state’s 254 counties suffered some form of storm damage in May alone.
Lewisville Lake inched Saturday towards its 100-year flood mark after another overnight rain storm along with additional water flowing into the lake from upstream. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers closed the lake to boaters out of concern large wakes would flood nearby homes.
The Department of Transportation has brought in heavy-duty pumps to draw the water from the depression into the Trinity River. As of Saturday afternoon, North Texas is a mere .69″ away from becoming the wettest month in history.
Dallas gets hit hard with intense storms and flooding — 11 people remain missing — two were found dead Friday. Meanwhile, the Trinity River is nearly 12 feet above flood stage.
Floodwaters submerged Texas highways and threatened more homes Friday after another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 20 people and left 14 missing.
Flooding in the City of Dallas and Dallas County is widespread. In west Dallas, the intersection at Northwest Highway and Walton Walker is completely underwater.
Homeowners in Parker County have been warned to evacuate after concerns that the Brazos River will crest and rise by several more feet on Thursday.
The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through those states highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has apologized for a post on social media that referenced flood-ravaged Houston, where San Francisco opens the preseason.
Deadly severe weather this week has tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding.
Lightning lit up the North Texas skies on Tuesday night, but the storms left thousands of people in the dark on Wednesday morning.
Recovery teams are set to resume looking for 12 members of two families who, authorities said, are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation.