September 8, 2010 · Filed Under Events and News 

For Immediate Release Sept. 8, 2010

Media Contact:
Office of Media and Public Affairs

Rainy weather overnight and early morning storms combined to cause a number of high-water issues around the North Texas region. Significant flooding and the possibility of flash-flooding continue, and the public is urged to be safe when faced with any high-water situations.

Do not drive through high water – it’s not safe. Remember: Turn around, don’t drown.

High water caused a number of issues along local roads:

  • Police and Fire have responded to a number of high water calls and motor vehicle accidents due to heavy rains.
  • Fire currently responded to people trapped in car at 9400 Wagley Robertson Road. The rescue has been completed, and the residents are safe.
  • Transportation and Public Works reports a large tree has fallen and is blocking traffic on University Drive near the Botanic Gardens. City staff from various departments are working together to remedy that situation.
  • The Water Department reports 6 different sanitary sewer overflows so far and is working to address those.
  • City offices in the A.D. Marshall Public Safety Building are reporting several roof leaks.
  • The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Tarrant and surrounding counties at approximately 4 a.m. today and later extended that warning until 10:15 a.m. Radar estimated between 5 and 6 inches of rain has fallen in the Fort Worth area since Tuesday morning. Additional rain is expected this morning, with scattered showers forecast for this afternoon.
  • Lake Worth is expected to rise about one foot over the spillway, but at this point no structures are expected to be impacted.

The Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the situation and will provide regular updates.


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