Dallas Flood Live Updates: Water Rescues On Underwater Roads

  • Flooding has swamped part of Interstate 30 and forced water rescues.
  • Nearly 10 inches of rain fell in eastern Dallas overnight.

Major flash flooding in the Dallas metro area is forcing water rescues on numerous flooded roads, including parts of interstates through downtown.

Here's what's happening right now.

8:34 a.m. EDT: One Of Heaviest 24-Hour Soakings On Record

Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport reported 7.17 inches of rain had fallen in 24 hours ending at 7 a.m CT.

According to statistics from the National Weather Service, this is the fifth heaviest 24-hour rainfall on record in the Metroplex in at least 122 years.

This is more rain in 24 hours than the average from July, August and September, combined (6.98 inches).

7:20 a.m. EDT: Feet Of Water In East Dallas Apartment

7:00 a.m. EDT: Flooding In Fort Worth Overnight

5:45 a.m. EDT: Water Rescues on Interstate

Video footage from storm chaser Brandon Clement showed people being rescued from vehicles stuck in floodwaters in Dallas.

5:10 a.m. EDT: Numerous Roads Submerged Around Downtown

A National Weather Service flash flooding warning stated that flooding was ongoing near downtown Dallas. Numerous roads and cars were reported to be submerged, including Interstate 30, the warning said.

5:00 a.m. EDT: Nearly 10 Inches Of Rain In One Location

Many parts of Dallas saw up to 8 inches of rain in just hours overnight. One location in eastern Dallas picked up 9.41 inches in six hours.

The flooding was caused by slow-moving thunderstorms with intense rainfall rates along a stalled frontal boundary. The heavy rain overwhelmed an area that was in extreme to exceptional drought heading into the weekend.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Aiport saw 6.65 inches of rain from Sunday afternoon to 4 a.m. CDT Monday morning. That put a major dent in the rainfall deficit of 10.32 inches it had heading into the weekend.

The Metroplex could see more rain on Monday, but then a drying trend is expected the rest of the week as the flood threat shifts south and east.

4:30 a.m. EDT: Water Up To Doors on Cars

Photos from Brandon Clement showed flooding of streets with cars underwater in Dallas

This is breaking news. Check back to weather.com for more updates.

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