Flash Flooding Leads to High Water Rescue, Crashes in Dallas

Relentless rain over the last two weeks has caused yet another round of flash flooding in North Texas. Earlier Wednesday morning, numerous roads were blocked around the metroplex, leading to high-water incidents that kept fire rescue crews busy.

The trouble began on Tuesday night when the Denton Fire Department responded to a call about two bicyclists stranded on the Greenbelt around 8:30 p.m. Darkness and high water made the rescue challenging, but the two were brought to safety without injury.

As storms became widespread around 3 a.m. Wednesday, high-water calls surged across the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area. Around 5:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported hearing a man yelling for help near Skillman and Walnut Hill roads in Dallas. According to Dallas Fire Rescue, the man had fallen down a steep embankment during the worst of the morning’s rain. Crews found him about 50 or 60 feet down along the Jackson branch of White Rock Creek. First responders managed to reach him, secure him onto a backboard, and bring him to safety. The man sustained lower-body injuries and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

Dallas Fire Rescue responded to a total of 50 accidents this morning. One of those crashes sent the driver of a semi-truck to the hospital. Additionally, Dallas County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a major accident involving three vehicles on Highway 75 southbound near Live Oak, close to downtown Dallas. Crews found the semi hanging off the side of a bridge, highlighting the severe impact of the flooding.

The ongoing flash flooding underscores the need for vigilance and caution during severe weather events, as emergency crews continue to work tirelessly to ensure the safety of residents.

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