Dallas Fort Worth International Airport recorded an estimated 9.19 inches of rain over a 24-hour period on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22, according to National Weather Service estimates. That was the second highest amount of precipitation during that timeframe recorded in North Texas, according to a Tarrant County news release. Some areas saw an estimated 12 inches to 15 inches of rain while others saw less than an inch during that period, data showed. Fort Worth Alliance Airport recorded 6.67 inches of rainfall, according to the National Weather Service.
The city of Keller saw some flooding in the park area near Keller Town Hall, according to a social media post. The only significant damage to city of Keller property occurred at the Keller Smithfield Activity Node located southeast of town hall at 416 Keller Smithfield Road S., according to the city. The park will remain closed for several weeks, according to Rachel Reynolds, Keller communication and public engagement manager.
"We’ll need to let the area dry some, remove the dirt and rocks that washed into the play areas, and then refill it with new safety surfacing," Reynolds said by email.
The Fort Worth Fire Department received hundreds of calls for service related to the severe weather and logged 174 high-water rescues, according to the department.
The city has high-water warning flashers at 52 low-water crossings to keep people informed about hazardous flood conditions, according to its website. The city also provides an interactive map that shows flood warning information in those areas in real time during severe weather events.
On Aug. 23, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley issued a declaration of local disaster related to the flooding. The declaration paves the way for possible assistance from state and federal sources to help with damages, according to the release.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also signed a state disaster declaration on Aug. 23 for 23 counties, including Tarrant and Dallas counties.
Those with damages are asked to provide information through an online assessment tool through the Texas Division of Emergency Management at https://damage.tdem.texas.gov.
— City of Keller, TX (@cityofkellertx) August 22, 2022
We're sorry to share that the beloved Keller Smithfield Activity Node at 416 Keller-Smithfield Road South will be closed until further notice while Parks & Rec staff recovers from yesterday's flooding. #dfwwx pic.twitter.com/ihkbRsve6G
— City of Keller, TX (@cityofkellertx) August 23, 2022