Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flooding in DFW, Six Flags Over Texas + Hurricane Harbor Closed [PHOTOS, VIDEO]
Two straight days of heavy downpours have caused flash floods across much of northern Tarrant County leaving thousands without power and forcing Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor to temporarily close.
According to the weather service, 2-3 inches of rain fell in about 90 minutes on Tuesday (6/24) across the Fort Worth and Arlington areas. Over 40 high-water rescues took place early in the storm during rush hour as drivers weren't prepared for the high amounts of rain and sudden flooding of intersections.
One Arlington Heights resident told CBS DFW, “I’ve picked up a mother and her toddler out of a drowned car over here. And yesterday we helped three or four people out of their cars floating by on our street.”
Slow-moving storms dumped even more rain Wednesday afternoon (6/25) across southern Denton and Collin Counties and northern Tarrant and Denton Counties, which is when the flooding at Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor began.
If your weekend plans include a trip to Six Flags or Hurricane Harbor, don't worry, a press release from amusement park officials says that both parks will reopen on Thursday at 10:30 am.
“Our rides are typically unaffected by adverse weather conditions and water recedes quickly after a heavy rain,” Six Flags spokeswoman Sharon Parker said. “Per our standard safety procedures, all rides will be thoroughly inspected prior to re-opening."
Now if we could just get some of that moisture to move a little farther north to help alleviate drought conditions in the Wichita Falls area.
More images of the flooding across Tarrant County: