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Crime Dozens of crashes reported as rain continues to fall; flood warning issued in Dallas

01:45  14 february  2020
01:45  14 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A flood warning and flood advisory was issued for Dallas County as traffic cameras indicated several major highways had minor flooding . Already shaping up to be a busy morning. Working multiple MVA’s and a residential structure fire along with over a dozen medical calls.

Storm systems in the South continue to create major problems. Dozens of schools delayed classes and drivers had to carefully pick their routes. Some 25 homes had been damaged around the state and four people were injured in crashes on wet roads. Earlier Monday, much of North Alabama was under a flash flood warning .

Video by WFAA

The Wednesday morning drive for North Texans will be wet, and so will your lunch hour.

But forecasters say it should be somewhat dry by the time you drive home Wednesday afternoon.

Widespread showers will continue Wednesday morning for North Texas, and there’s a 100 percent chance of that..

The wet roads are causing motorists some headaches. On Tuesday, MedStar reported 45 injury crashes in the Tarrant County area.

MedStar officials reported Wednesday morning was already busy, working four separate accidents at the same time.

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Torrential downpours, high winds and flash flooding affected many parts of Britain today, with forecasters warning that an entire month's rain could fall in some areas. A man died after becoming trapped in a flooded drain in the Hessle area of Hull, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said.

Life-threatening floods are expected to continue all this week "Close to two dozen towns, cities and counties have issue overnight curfews for their areas, warning residents of the dangers of driving on flooded More than 2 feet of rain has fallen in some areas, and many rivers hadn't yet reached their crest The president had already issued a similar declaration for North Carolina, easing the flow of

Since 5 a.m., Fort Worth police had more 20 minor and major accidents on highways and streets in city.

A flood warning and flood advisory was issued for Dallas County as traffic cameras indicated several major highways had minor flooding.

a car driving down a busy highway: Flooding at Interstate 30 and Interstate 45 conjunction© Provided by WFAA-TV Dallas-Ft. Worth Flooding at Interstate 30 and Interstate 45 conjunction Some of the areas included Dallas, Garland, Irving, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, Carrollton, Richardson, Rowlett, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Wylie, Coppell, Duncanville, Lancaster, Farmers Brand, Balch Springs, University Park, Sachse and Seagoville.

Tarrant County was not included in the warning or advisory.

Tarrant County will get less than half an inch of rain Wednesday, and there could be some minor flooding in some areas.

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The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued flood alerts for a region stretching from east Texas to Storm system will continue dropping rain on the south through the middle of the week. A map shows the flood warnings and watches in effect for a large swathe of the South this week as heavy

24mm of rain fell between 3pm and 3.22pm on Wednesday and a total of 42.4mm of rain was recorded for the day from 9am.

And for good news, no severe weather is in the forecast for Wednesday.

“The rains will taper off by this afternoon,” said meteorologist Lamont Bain at the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth on Wednesday.

The high on Wednesday should reach 51.

North Texans will get a few dry days. Valentine’s Day will be sunny with a high of 51.

The weekend also looks to be dry, but rain chances return Monday night in North Texas.

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