DPS Urges Texans to Beware of Dangerous Flooding




The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging all Texans to be prepared for continued rising water and flooding of creeks, rivers, storm drains and low-lying areas across Texas.


“As a result of the severe storm system that swept across Texas, we are facing dangerous flood conditions that have already led to a number of swift-water and high-water rescues,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Ensuring the safety of Texans is our greatest priority, and we urge all Texans to do their part by taking extra caution to avoid flooded areas and low-water crossings.”


Heavy rains caused floods and water hazards across parts of Texas overnight, which led to road closures, school and business closings, damaged homes and multiple water rescues. While most of the rainfall has ended, the danger of flooding continues across the state, as run-off continues and lakes, creeks and rivers reach capacity.


Individuals should use extra caution in low-lying areas prone to flooding as well as areas they are unfamiliar with. Currently, State and other agencies on standby ready to assist with additional resources and support as needed.