Weather Dallas Texas Flood Warning: What You Need to Know

Today, the National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for Dallas-Fort Worth. Residents should immediately take precautions for their own safety to avoid becoming victims.

National Weather Service forecasters expect a slow-moving storm system to bring heavy rainfall throughout the day in Dallas-Fort Worth and could bring flooding or flash flooding in urban areas, potentially creating low-lying flood areas or flash flooding situations.

Flood Warning for Fort Worth TX issued at 3 PM CDT Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Flood Warnings remain active for Texas rivers…

Trinity River at Trinidad affects both Navarro and Henderson Counties; Sulphur River near Talco reaches Franklin, Morris, Red River and Titus counties while Rabbit Creek at Kilgore serves Gregg County.

Angelina River near Lufkin affects Angelina, Cherokee and Nacogdoches counties while Mud Creek near Jacksonville impacts Rusk, Cherokee, Nacogdoches and Smith Counties.

Neches River near Diboll affecting Angelina, Houston Trinity Tyler Polk Counties; Attoyac Bayou near Chireno impacting San Augustine Rusk Nacogdoches Shelby counties

From tonight through Saturday afternoon, there is now an official flood warning in effect, due to minor flooding forecast. *What*: Expect minor flooding conditions.

*LOCATION…Trinity River at Trinidad.

*When…From late tonight until Saturday afternoon.

* Effects… When water levels reach 33 feet, minor flooding will begin along the right bank of a river and low woodlands along its right bank will become submerged for one mile along its right side. * Details

At 1:00 PM CDT Thursday afternoon the river stage stood at 26.4 feet; the flood stage is 33.00 feet; forecast indicates it may surpass flood stage shortly after midnight with an anticipated rise above flood stage to an anticipated 34.8-foot crest early Friday.
Tomorrow afternoon and early Saturday morning it should recede below flood stage and have subsided to below it again. Here is the reference

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Please use caution when driving through flooded areas and walking near riverbanks.

Additional information may be found by navigating to and entering “Tongue Bayou.”

Residents should take steps to prepare themselves for flooding by staying updated on weather alerts and conditions as well as creating an emergency preparedness kit filled with necessities like food, water and first-aid supplies. Also in flood-prone areas, it may be beneficial for them to consider relocation to higher ground until threats of flooding abate.

When traveling during a flood warning, use extreme caution when driving through any flooded roadways. Flood waters may seem shallow at first, but can quickly cover and engulf vehicles even though they look to be shallow enough.

Stay tuned in with local news and weather sources for updates regarding flood warnings. You may also wish to download or visit National Weather Service app/website to access real-time alerts/updates regarding weather changes and alerts.

Follow these safety measures should a flood occur:

If you find yourself caught up in the flooding, seek higher ground immediately.

If you encounter an area flooded by flooding while driving, turn around immediately and seek an alternate route.

Do not attempt to walk or drive through floodwater. It could prove disastrous.

Avoid touching downed power lines and electrical wires as soon as they fall over.

Do not consume flood water or use it for cooking or cleaning purposes.

If evacuation is required, listen and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

Do not return home or business until authorities have given permission.

Therefore, all Dallas-Fort Worth area residents should heed today’s Flood Warning with great seriousness and take all precautionary measures necessary for both their own and others’ safety. Stay prepared – stay safe.

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