Storm-Related Street Flooding Reported in Midland, Odessa

Storm-Related Street Flooding Reported in Midland, Odessa

Staff Report
Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - A storm system that blanketed parts of El Paso with hail has moved east with heavy rain leading to dozens of high-water rescues in Odessa.           

The National Weather Service says Odessa received more than 3 inches of rain Thursday. Forecaster Mark Strobin says Midland recorded at least 2.2 inches of rain.           

Emergency management officials in Odessa confirmed about 30 swift-water rescues Thursday.           

A hailstorm Wednesday afternoon in El Paso made walking on some streets treacherous.           

Rainfall associated with the front threatens to soak other parts of Texas. Heavy rain was predicted for the Austin and San Antonio areas on Thursday.          

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Thursday night through Saturday. Forecasters expect showers in the Houston area through the weekend.