* A band of heavy rain continues to train over the same locations in Ellis, Dallas, and Collin counties. Up to 5 inches of rain has fallen in western Dallas. 1 to 2 inches of additional rainfall is possible through 6 AM.

* Significant and dangerous flooding is ongoing in parts of Dallas county this morning. Numerous roads are closed with countless water rescues and stranded vehicles. Travel is discouraged due to the number of roads underwater at the moment.

* The heavy rain is starting to shift a few miles east towards East Dallas and Garland where flooding is going to likely increase once again.

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FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
316 AM CDT FRI MAY 29 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
WESTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
NORTHEASTERN TARRANT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 530 AM CDT

* AT 312 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
VERY HEAVY RAIN IS FALLING ACROSS WESTERN DALLAS AND EASTERN
TARRANT COUNTY. SOME LOCATIONS HAVE RECEIVED THREE TO FIVE INCHES
OF RAIN ALREADY. ANOTHER ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH
SUNRISE. FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING WITH NUMEROUS ROADS NOW
DANGEROUS AND IMPASSIBLE. MULTIPLE HIGH WATER RESCUES ARE
OCCURRING. TRAVEL HAS BECOME IMPOSSIBLE IN MANY AREAS. IF YOU LIVE
IN A LOW LYING AREA NEAR A CREEK OR STREAM BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO
HIGHER GROUND SHOULD WATERS RISE TO YOUR LOCATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS FLOODING SITUATION. DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED
ROADWAYS. TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN!

324 AM CDT FRI MAY 29 2015

…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 AM CDT FOR
DALLAS COUNTY…

AT 321 AM CDT…DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS DOWNTOWN DALLAS AND
ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF DALLAS COUNTY…INCLUDING
GARLAND AND SURROUNDING LOCATIONS. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE
ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN DALLAS COUNTY. AN
ADDITIONAL TWO INCHES OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNRISE.

FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING WITH NUMEROUS ROADS NOW DANGEROUS AND
IMPASSIBLE. MULTIPLE HIGH WATER RESCUES ARE OCCURRING. TRAVEL HAS
BECOME IMPOSSIBLE IN MANY AREAS. IF YOU LIVE IN A LOW LYING AREA
NEAR A CREEK OR STREAM BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND SHOULD
WATERS RISE TO YOUR LOCATION.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
DALLAS…GARLAND…MESQUITE…RICHARDSON…ROWLETT…DESOTO…CEDAR
HILL…WYLIE…DUNCANVILLE…LANCASTER…BALCH SPRINGS…UNIVERSITY
PARK…SACHSE…SEAGOVILLE…GLENN HEIGHTS…HIGHLAND PARK…
HUTCHINS…SUNNYVALE…WILMER AND OVILLA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODING.

TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.