Weather whiplash? Intense flooding in drought-stricken Texas kills woman whose car was swept away

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a disaster Tuesday for stretches of Texas after rare and intense flooding caused widespread damage and left at leas...

August 24, 2022
5:16 AM

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a disaster Tuesday for stretches of Texas after rare and intense flooding caused widespread damage and left at least one person dead. Floodwaters and severe storms in several north Texas counties caused "widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life," Abbott's declaration says. More than 100 homes were damaged by flooding, he noted at a Tuesday press conference Heavy rains across the drought-stricken Dallas-Fort Worth area Monday caused streets to flood, submerging vehicles as officials warned motorists to stay off the roads and water seeped into some homes and businesses.

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