North Texas Prepares For More Flooding

Alan Scaia
May 03, 2019 - 11:36 am
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DALLAS (KRLD) - North Texas could receive another two inches of rain Friday night and Saturday morning, leading the National Weather Service to warn about the possibility of flash flooding. The National Weather Service had already issued a Flash Flood Watch for much of North Texas, warning that rain would be falling on saturated soil.

This week, state agencies were placed on standby to respond to respond to flooding, including the Texas National Guard, DPS, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Department of State Health Services and Texas Department of Transportation.

"We're part of the overall statewide response, and we're honored to be part of that response with the Emergency Operations Center," says TxDOT's Tony Hartzel. "We assist whenever requested​, whether it be for weather, snow and ice or whatever other occasions occur, such as hurricane evacuations."

Hartzel says TxDOT has been inspecting highways to make sure drainage areas are clear. He says TxDOT has also positioned trucks around the Metroplex to help agencies responding to high water calls.

"We have crews in Ellis, Navarro and Dallas Counties ready to respond," he says. "We're just watching the weather like everyone else."

Hartzel says agencies train together throughout the year, so they are prepared to respond in disasters.