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North Texas Deputy Deputy Safe After Being Swept Away During Swift Water Rescue.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tim Jones says emergency services received a 911 call early Friday for a high water rescue at the Rock Creek bridge, west of Fort Worth.

Krystal Salazar, 26, was taken downstream in swift water while trying to rescue a 70-year-old woman in the 11600 Block of Oak Grove Road in far south Fort Worth. Officials say an elderly motorist is missing after her car was swept away in fast-moving floods over 5 feet deep fueled by record-breaking rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. November 27: By late Thursday, rainfall totals across North Texas ranged from a trace to about 3 inches, leaving the region just short of the record for most rainfall received over a calendar year.

Grisham said Deputy Salazar arrived at the scene and told her supervisor that “immediate action” was needed before other rescuers arrived. “She saw the scene was very dire, she saw that the lady’s life was in danger,” he said. “She dropped her gun, she dropped her heavy equipment and went in the water to make that rescue.” The Fort Worth Fire Department’s search for the 70-year-old woman was suspended until daylight. Grisham said Salazar has worked on patrol for two-and-a-half years and has been “successful in every department she’s been in” in her five years with the county sheriff’s office. But it’s going to rain, especially as we head toward 3:30 kick-off, when the occasional shower turns to the “spotty storm,” in the words of Jason Dunn, meteorologist in the National Weather Service’s Fort Worth office.

And it will be nasty.” “And rain on top of that,” says Dunn. “It’s not going to be a fun day to be outside.” But a good day for Record Store Day. This will be round after round after round, waves of wet that’ll dry up at some point Sunday, by which point Dallas could collect anywhere between three to six inches — if not more in some spots. “This is spread out over several days, so there will be periods of moderate rainfall over time,” says Dunn. “Even though there’a a flash flood watch, it’s because the ground’s wet, and we put on that much rain we’ll see some flooding in the typical areas.”

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