Citizens encouraged to be aware of high water conditions

Citizens encouraged to be aware of high water conditions

Dallas has received substantial rainfall this week and more is expected.

The heavy rainfall may create high-water conditions throughout the City. The public is advised to be smart, use caution and heed all warning signs when approaching flooded streets, streams, or any body of water.

“The recent rains have created some high-water conditions throughout the City,” said Sarah Standifer, Director of Trinity Watershed Management. “Be smart and do not take any chances. Turn around and don’t drown is the best plan of action.”

Observe these basic safety rules. They could save your life.

  • Heed all warning signs
  • Watch for rising water levels
  • Know where high ground is and move there quickly if you see or hear rapidly rising water
  • Do not attempt to cross through flowing water or standing water when you do not know its depth
  • Do no try to drive through flooded areas — most flood-related deaths occur in automobiles
  • If your vehicle stalls, abandon it and seek higher ground immediately
  • Be especially cautious at night
  • Adhere to the advice of local emergency management officials before going on area lakes or rivers

The public is advised to follow the National Weather Service recommendation “Turn Around. Don’t Drown.” and be aware of the dangers of driving or walking into flooded areas.

The following parks and trails are closed to due to flooding:

  • White Rock Creek Trail (Hillcrest Park to WRL)
  • Santa Fe Trestle Hike and Bike Trail
  • Trinity Skyline Trail
  • Hillcrest Park
  • Valley View Park
  • Anderson Bonner Park
  • Harry S Moss Park
  • Fair Oaks Park
  • RP Brooks Park
  • Cottonwood Trail
  • Trammell Crow Park
  • California Crossing Park
  • Trinity Strand Trail
  • Buckeye Trail
  • Lawnview Park
  • Great Trinity Forest Park @ I-20
  • Peary Park

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