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Local high school football coach rescues woman from flooding waters

Record-setting rainfall drenched the Dallas-Fort Worth area throughout Friday night while flooding dozens of homes, and causing tough driving conditions where in a few places, water was as high as the cars on the road:

On Saturday, approximately at 6 p.m., Arlington Bowie head football coach Danny DeArman was there for a rescue.

In a video posted on Facebook and Twitter, you can see DeArman walking through water that’s above his ankles with a woman on his back. DeArman and another man had to break the car’s windows to get the woman out. You can see the woman’s car in the back sinking into the water.

The other man was in his truck behind the two and was attempting to move another car to safer ground.

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Woman’s sinking car shown in the photo

The heaviest rain was in the southeast and eastern portions of Tarrant County, with a few pockets in the east getting as much as 8 inches of rain, said meteorologist Tom Bradshaw with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Throughout the rest of the county, widespread rain dropped 3 to 5 inches of water.

In Everman, about 40 homes were either damaged or flooded by 4 to 6 inches of rain, according to the Everman police department’s Facebook page.

In Arlington, a 23-year-old man drowned after being swept off a bridge by floodwaters near the University of Texas at Arlington late Friday night.

More rain is predicted throughout the weekend, but it is expected to be much lighter. Bradshaw said it should not cause more flooding.

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Screenshot: Facebook
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