The Dallas-Fort Worth region’s streets are flooded by a lot of rain.

On Monday in Mesquite, Texas, abandoned seized vehicles were left on the flooded Interstate 635 Service Road. hide caption Elas Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP

switch to caption Elas Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP

On Monday in Mesquite, Texas, abandoned seized vehicles were left on the flooded Interstate 635 Service Road.

DALLAS, Texas Elas Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP On Monday, the Dallas-Fort Worth region, which has been suffering from a drought, had heavy rains that caused streets to flood, submerged cars, and issued warnings to drivers to remain off the highways. Water also poured into some homes and businesses.

According to Daniel Huckaby, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, “the Dallas-Fort Worth area was pretty much ground zero for the strongest rain overnight.”

In the 24 hours ending at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, the official National Weather Service record station at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport recorded 9.19 inches (23 centimeters) of rain. That was the second-wettest 24-hour period in Dallas history, according to records. 9.57 inches (24.3 centimeters) of rain fell on September 4-5, 1932, which was the most.

We’ve been in a drought, so the earth soaked up a lot of the rain, but when you get that much rain in that little time, it will undoubtedly cause floods, and that’s what we witnessed in the urban areas here, according to Huckaby.

According to National Weather Service meteorologist Sarah Barnes, rainfall totals in the region ranged from less than 1 inch (3 centimeters) to over 15 inches (38 centimeters). The rain had left the area by Monday afternoon, she claimed.

The total amount of rainfall varied widely, according to Barnes.

On Monday, the Balch Springs Fire Department rescued a family of four from their house on Forest Glen Lane in Balch Springs, Texas, and transported them to higher ground by boat. hide caption Elas Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP

switch to caption Elas Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP

On Monday, the Balch Springs Fire Department rescued a family of four from their house on Forest Glen Lane in Balch Springs, Texas, and transported them to higher ground by boat.

The Dallas Morning News/Elas Valverde II via AP The downpours were attributed to at least one fatality, and emergency personnel in the region reported responding to hundreds of calls about high water. According to Clay Jenkins, the chairman of the Dallas County Commissioners, a 60-year-old woman was killed when floodwaters took her car away. Jenkins declared Dallas County to be in a state of disaster and asked for both federal and state aid to help those in need.

Officials on Monday saved individuals from waterlogged homes in Balch Springs, a Dallas suburb where last month’s grass fire that ignited in a tinder-dry open field damaged over two dozen homes. Four people were evacuated from one flooded home, while one person was saved from another, according to fire chief Eric Neal.

Others choose to stay in their flooded homes, according to Neal, who explained that they had to be reached by boat and pulled to safety.
The water began to drain rather quickly once the rain stopped, according to Neal.

People wearing umbrellas and water-resistant jackets braved the rain on Monday morning at Dallas’ White Rock Lake, where the water level has been low throughout the hot summer. They watched as the rainfall turned the lake’s previously dry concrete spillway into what appeared to be a raging river.

Trenton Cody, 29, claimed he arrived early on Monday to observe how the floodwaters were affecting the lake’s dam.
Cody remarked, “It seems like we’re high in the Rockies somewhere with some wicked Class V rapids.”
According to Huckaby, flooding on roads and interstates began over night.
Huckaby remarked, “It fell very, very swiftly.” Dallas had some areas with more than 3 inches (8 centimeters) of rain in just one hour.
There is “simply only so much that the drain systems can manage” due to the abundance of concrete in urban areas, he said.

On Monday in Dallas, a car is seen sitting amid floodwaters that have closed a route. AP Photo/LM Otero hide caption
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toggling On Monday in Dallas, a car is seen sitting amid floodwaters that have closed a route.

AP/LM Otero Some companies experienced water intrusion. About 6 inches of water spilled into the dining room of Peter Tarantino’s Tarantino’s Cicchetti Bar and Record Lounge in Dallas, he said The Dallas Morning News , but by late morning it had stopped.

He claimed that while the carpets and rugs would need to be replaced, he might be able to rescue the furniture.
He told the newspaper, “I’m hoping by Thursday we’ll be able to open up the bar with a few nibbles. I resist giving up easily.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared a state of disaster in Dallas County and asked for state and federal help, according to preliminary damage assessments.
Meanwhile, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field experienced hundreds of delays and cancellations due to the weather.

This August is now the second wettest on record for the region with the amount of rain that fell on Monday. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport had received 10.08 inches (25 cm) of rain overall in August as of 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. In 1915, 10.33 inches (26 centimeters) of rain fell in August.

Barnes said that it “will definitely put a small dent on the drought, but I don’t think it’s going to get rid of it by any means.”

Only slim odds of additional rain are forecast for the upcoming week, according to her.
Barnes said that if the drought doesn’t get better, it will likely get worse again.

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