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Archive for March 19th, 2008

Central US Floods

Posted by feww on March 19, 2008

Hit by Tornados, Buried Under Water

Round 2: Mother Nature
Dallas received nearly 7 inches of rain, and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport broke its single-day record with 2.35 inches [previous high of 1.52 inches was set in 1984.] A about 600 scheduled flights were canceled Tuesday.

“This is one of the most vicious thunderstorms DFW has seen in quite some time, especially its ongoing intensity,” declared airport spokesman Ken Capps.

  • Flood and flash flood warnings were issued from Ohio to Texas.
  • Tornado watches in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
  • Two people are reported dead, and another 2 are missing.
  • In Missouri, where National Guard was activated, high water has closed hundreds of roads since Monday; more than 10 inches of rain is expected.
  • Thousands of people have been evacuated in Lancaster, south of Dallas, Baxter, Madison, and Sharp counties in Arkansas and in Piedmont, Mo.

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