GLENN HEIGHTS - A severe thunderstorm that struck the city of Glenn Heights shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday produced heavy rain in excess of 4 inches in less than one hour, resulting in major street flooding in several areas.
“We did have three houses in the 100 block of Quebec Circle that did self-evacuate due to rising water, but the water did not enter the homes,” Fire Chief Chris Shook said. “The Red Cross does have a representative on site to assist with sheltering if needed. We did open one evacuation center at Bear Creek Baptist Church on South Hampton Road, but did not receive any evacuees at the center.”
The fire department had DART on standby to assist with evacuations if needed and the Red Cross was available through the day on Wednesday to help.
“We had several vehicles that were flooded out. Four of them were occupied,” Shook said, noting one of the vehicles was flooded due to the driver going around barricades that were blocking the road.
Of the streets that were closed, the southbound lanes of Interstate 35E were closed in the 1800 block for about two hours.
As of late morning Wednesday, Shook said no reports had been received of any injuries due to the flooding and that all of the water had receded.
Anyone needing assistance can contact the city of Glenn Height’s dispatch center at (972) 223-1320 or the Red Cross’ Dallas chapter at (214) 678-4800.