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Severe storm alert: Flash flooding hitting Fort Worth, Tarrant County

Raw video: Severe thunderstorm rolls through Tarrant County

Heavy rains fell on Texas 183 as a severe thunderstorm with winds up to 70 mph rolled through Tarrant County on April 23, 2019.
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Heavy rains fell on Texas 183 as a severe thunderstorm with winds up to 70 mph rolled through Tarrant County on April 23, 2019.

Some parts of Fort Worth with drainage issues were seeing street flooding as as severe thunderstorm moved across Tarrant County on Tuesday night.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 11:15 p.m. for eastern Tarrant County where 70 mph wind gusts have accompanied the heavy downpours.

At the National Weather Service office in near Loop 820 and Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth, 1.40 inches of rainfall fell in 15 minutes.

“We’re seeing rainfall rates that are pushing 2 inches per hour,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Godwin.

The Fort Worth Police Department was reporting 14 high water calls throughout the city between 9:42 p.m. and 10:11 p.m. WFAA/Channel 8 also showed video of street flooding in the West 7th Street area.

“We’re seeing flood-prone areas having some problems,” Godwin said.

The rain could make the Wednesday morning commute a challenge.

“We will be certainly concerned,” Godwin said. “We’re probably going to be dealing with rainfall throughout the night. We’ll probably pick up another inch or two before the rain tapers off late tomorrow morning.”

But that won’t be the end of the rain. Another round is expected later in the day on Wednesday.

“We are anticipating more rain developing down in the Hill Country and moving into the area Wednesday afternoon,” Godwin said.



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