Flash flooding in Terrell prompts multiple high-water rescues

 

TERRELL, Texas — Flash flooding in Terrell on Sunday night prompted at least seven high-water rescue, according to emergency officials.

More than a dozen vehicles, including a fire engine, became stalled in high waters.

1.78 inches of rain was reported at the beginning of the storm, from 7:30 p.m. until 8:03 p.m., at the Terrell Municipal Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

At least seven high-water rescues involving multiple individuals were reported at various locations north of West Moore Avenue, Kaufman County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Howie told inForney.com. No injuries were reported.

The Terrell Fire Department was assisted by the Terrell Volunteer Fire Department, Kaufman County Office of Emergency Management, and a Terrell Police Department SWAT MRAP vehicle due to its high clearance.

Several area roadways were also closed until water receded.

A coffin was also reportedly floating down the street and into a nearby swollen creek. The coffin’s owner says it was empty and being used as a Halloween decoration.