A Flood Watch is in effect until 7:00 pm.
⚠️ ROAD CLOSURES ⚠️
- Main Street at the Railroad Trestle between Rowlett Road and Lakeview Parkway
- Castle Drive between Hickox Road and Rowlett Road
- Eastbound I-30 entrance ramp at Dalrock Road.
Updated 8/22/22, 12:51 pm
Floods are the most common hazards in North Central Texas. There can be many causes of floods - heavy rainfall, soil saturation, inadequate drainage, and more.
Flood vs. Flash Flood - what's the difference?
Flash flooding occurs as the result of heavy rain events and happens very quickly. Regular flooding occurs as the result of a more prolonged rain event, lake overflow, or dam failure.
Flash Flooding Safety Tips
- Avoid already flooded areas, especially those with high-velocity flow.
- Move to higher ground if you are in an area subject to flooding. Do not park your car along rivers and streams, particularly during threatening conditions.
- Never drive through flooded roadways or by barricades.
- If your vehicle stalls, leave your vehicle behind and seek higher ground.
- Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
Know the Terms:
- Flood - any high flow, overflow, or inundation by water, which causes or threatens damage.
- Flood Warning - Issued to indicate flooding along larger streams where there is a serious threat to life or property.
- Flood Watch - Issued to indicate current and developing conditions are such that there is a threat of flooding.
- Flash Flood - a rapid and extreme flow of high water in a normally dry area, or rapid water level rise in a stream or creek above a predetermined flood level.
- Flash Flood Watch - Issued to indicate current or developing conditions that are favorable for flash flooding in the watch area. Flash flooding is not certain or imminent.
- Flash Flood Warning - Issued to indicate that flash flooding is in progress, imminent, or highly likely.