The area of Dallas, Texas, in the south of the United States, suffered in recent hours historic rainfall that generated floods, collapsing several roads in the region.
Some areas in Dallas-Forth Worth saw more than 10 inches of rain in 24 hours, which is considered a once-in-a-thousand-year event, according to local media.
2 to 5 inches of rain is expected in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with as much as 8 inches in some areas.
The period between August 21 and 22 was the second with the highest rainfall in 24 hours in history, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The area is also close to breaking the August record for the heaviest rainfall ever recorded, totaling 10 inches, weather officials said.
Several videos shared on social networks show avenues turned into rivers by the rain, vehicles submerged in water and even people who had to swim to get out of their cars, almost completely covered by the flood.
The heavy rains come after a dry season that affected much of North Texas in recent months. “Although these rains will provide relief (from the drought), no precipitation is expected for the remainder of the week,” the NWS wrote in a report.
Texas is the latest US state to experience flooding. Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky have also been affected by heavy rain in recent weeks. Rainfall in the latter state left more than 30 dead.