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Heavy rain fell over the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the course of 18 hours due to a series of thunderstorms on Sunday night and Monday

causing streets to become impassable, homes to flood, and the evacuation of some drivers who were unable to continue due to rising water levels.

The preliminary damage assessments led Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins to declare a state of disaster, allowing the area to access state resources. Jenkins also made a formal request for federal aid.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the state's emergency operations centre to be made more ready to assist flood-affected communities.

Some areas have received enough precipitation to trigger a "once every thousand years" flood, which has a 0.1% chance of occurring in any given year.

As the impacts of climate change intensify over the coming decades, such occurrences may become more common. Scientists studying climate change have discovered that as temperatures rise

According to Dallas Water Utilities' measurement, the eastern part of the city has seen 13-15 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. Rainfall totals ranged from 6-10 inches 

Rescue operations have been initiated due to the potentially life-threatening flash floods. Since 6 p.m. on Sunday

the Dallas Fire Department has responded to hundreds of water-related emergencies, including car accidents.

A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for North Texas until Monday at 8 p.m., and for Central Texas until Monday at 7 p.m. 

The North Texas flooding is easing, and the worst of the storms have moved into the Central Texas area. Additional precipitation of nearly 2–5 inches is predicted as the storm system moves

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