High-water conditions may exist throughout the City

High-water conditions may exist throughout the City

Heavy rainfall last night and additional rainfall in the forecast may create high-water conditions throughout Dallas. Residents should practice personal safety and be aware of high-water conditions. Be smart, use caution and heed all warning signs when approaching flooded streets, streams, lakes, rivers, or any body of water.

As of 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, the following closures are in effect:

All trails along the Trinity Floodway are closed.

The following Park and Recreation areas are closed:

  • White Rock Creek Trail
  • Flag Pole Hill Trail
  • Texas Buckeye Trail
  • Lawnview Park
  • Harry Moss Soccer Complex
  • LB Houston Park
  • California Crossing Park
  • Trammel Crow Park
  • Santa Fe Trestle Trail
  • Great Trinity Forest Trail
  • Moore Park
  • Joppa Preserve

As of 2 p.m., Thursday, April 25, the following is also closed:

  • Great Trinity Forest

Residents can access the Floodway Operations website to view current flooded roadways.

Observe 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 not 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. For additional information please visit https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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