A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Denton and Collin Counties in North Texas. This warning runs until 7 AM although it could just as easily be extended in duration. Automated rain gauges have indicated that rainfall rates of one to one and a half inches are occuring over the past hour. Many roads are experiencing flooding and are being closed. Flood waters will continue and could begin to impact roadways that do not normally flood. With Black Friday shopping traffic expected this morning I stress the need to not drive into flood waters.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
428 AM CST FRI NOV 27 2015
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
COLLIN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
DENTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
* UNTIL 700 AM CST
* AT 423 AM CST…AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED THAT ONE INCH PER
HOUR RAINFALL RATES WERE FALLING OVER DENTON AND COLLIN COUNTIES
WHERE UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. DENTON
COUNTY DISPATCH INDICATED THAT MANY COUNTY ROADS WERE ALREADY
FLOODED AND CLOSED…AND THAT FLOOD WATERS CONTINUED TO RISE. EVEN
ONE INCH OF ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE FLOOD WATERS
TO BEGIN TO RISE AND IMPACT LOCATIONS THAT DO NOT COMMONLY FLOOD.
TURN AROUND…DONT DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.