Waist Deep: Floods continue in Dallas

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Dallas - Another day and another round of storms to DFW. These came in the early morning hours.

“Probably the second worse I`ve seen it since I`ve lived here,” says Raymond O’Meara I got down here in 1959.”

It’s so bad that President Obama signed a Disaster Declaration Friday night, that means federal aid will be on the way to flooding victims in Texas.

Newfix found a car abandoned to the flood waters near the intersection of Interstate 35-E and Northwest Highway. Just one of the many areas prone to flooding and road closures.

“Talking to the police they told me everything was blocked off and couldn’t tell me how I could get home,” says Jonathan Longworth. “So I just drove to Dallas to a friends house.”

Even with a drier forecast, things won’t necessarily get better right away, all that water has to go somewhere.

It’s going from the roadways to one of the many lakes ore stream in the area. The Trinity River continues to rise to a major flood level of over 40 feet. Thankfully that is still well below the top of the levees at 60 feet.

The river is bringing out hundreds of people out to check out the now “mighty trinity” river just outside downtown Dallas.

“I`ve been in Dallas seven years now and I`ve never seen the river this high,” says Alex Karpov.

So her is hoping for a slightly sunnier June for all of Texas, after a record setting May.

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