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Flash Floods: High Water Swamps North Texas

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Severe storms slam North Texas

NORTH TEXAS — It’s likely when you woke up Friday morning, you felt like you could have used a jet ski to get to work. It’s a drenching start to the weekend!


Super soaker storms are flooding the Metroplex. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Dallas, Tarrant, and Johnson Counties. Flood Watches have been extended through Sunday morning.

In Navarro County, it's a Flash Flood Emergency where more than 10-inches of rain is soaking  Corsicana. Flooding shut down southbound I-45 Friday afternoon. Drivers clearly didn't heed the warning -- Turn around, don't drown. Cars are stranded in high water across the city.

Luckily, none of the daredevils were hurt.

But not everyone was so lucky in the DFW. Near Lemmon Avenue, drivers were forced to push their way up the road as cars got caught in the high water. One vehicle even lost control and hit the guardrail. Another driver's car had to be rescued by a tow truck.

tree on car

Tree falls on car in Oak Lawn

In Oak Lawn, a tree came tumbling down and blocked the road. Breaking its fall? A car carefully parked on the curb.

Residents like Dan Henn were just thankful no one got hurt, "We have people on the sidewalks walking back and forth, a lot of traffic in the street so if this had happened during one of those busy times it could've been much worse."

Historic flooding hit Texas and Oklahoma in May, killing more than 20 people and prompting President Obama to declare a major disaster. But this weekend's weather, while potentially dangerous in spots, is not expected to be anywhere near that severe.

So, it was a mess of a day. But hey, we need the rain, right? And it could be worse. At least Hurricane Patricia won't be making a direct hit on Dallas.

But with more rain on the way this weekend, the forecast is looking like it'll be a "Netflix & Chill" type of weekend. Stay dry!

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