Storms in Texas have caused flooding so widespread and deep that on Wednesday, a number of cars at the Dallas Love Field airport were documented being almost completely under water.
3.55 feet of water was pumped out of the lower level parking garage of Dallas Love Field, leading to some crazy footage of just how badly the drainage problems and 3 inches of rain overnight affected airport patrons and workers.
Crews pumping water out of parking garage at Dallas Love Field Airport @NBCDFW some cars underwater https://t.co/aBwNmEIenu— Courtney Gilmore (@Courtney Gilmore) 1556099704.0
Water has covered the tops of these pickup trucks inside of Dallas Love Field Airport garage. Can you imagine getti… https://t.co/u5V5YHeJ0B— Courtney Gilmore (@Courtney Gilmore) 1556101430.0
WOW: Severe flooding sinks dozens of cars in a parking garage at #Dallas Love Field right now; DFW metro area getti… https://t.co/JTn0DRWxR6— Dan Snyder (@Dan Snyder) 1556103263.0
Field Love, which is located in Northwest Dallas, sees flooding problems every time it rains.
Elizabeth Blackstock, a contributor for Jalopnik, writes "as a former Texas resident, yes, flooding happens literally every time it rains for longer than an hour. My own parking garage of my apartment complex would flood in a similar way to Love Field (just not quite as terrible), and water tends to pool up wherever it possibly can. It well and truly sucks."
Not a great night to be at Dallas Love Field.. https://t.co/O0b4AwmhtW— Craig Porter (@Craig Porter) 1556075728.0
#Dallas has some strong thunderstorm winds approaching. This severe cell produced 70mph wind in Ft. Worth. Secure o… https://t.co/1UTvolqmpH— Chris McBee (@Chris McBee) 1556075118.0
Check your flights this morning- several cancelations and delays at both airports. Parking garage at Dallas Love Fi… https://t.co/i0EgjcKKi7— Samantha Davies (@Samantha Davies) 1556098389.0
The perils of parking on the lower level: A much better look at cars completely submerged in Lot A at Love Field. W… https://t.co/nFfIojo3eG— Chris Sadeghi (@Chris Sadeghi) 1556100160.0
The city of Carrollton, a suburb of Dallas, tweeted that fire rescue and the police department were "working multiple scenes of vehicles stranded in high water at city intersections."
A flash flood warning has been issued for Dallas County until 2 a.m. Wed. Carrollton Fire Rescue and… https://t.co/8NwzqvpK9r— City of Carrollton (@City of Carrollton) 1556079184.0
@chrissadeghi I’ll never park on the lower level again of any parking garage. Wow!— Chip C (@Chip C) 1556107554.0
@chrissadeghi Talk about carpooling huh— Jay (@Jay) 1556105437.0
@chrissadeghi @wfaa Remind me NEVER to park on the lower levels ever again!!!— Monica Hernandez (@Monica Hernandez) 1556104845.0
@chrissadeghi Also. Perils of #ClimateCrisis #ClimateCatastrophe— 🧘🏻♀️Vicki Winters🚴🏼♀️ (@🧘🏻♀️Vicki Winters🚴🏼♀️) 1556112087.0
Hail was also reported slightly further north.
In addition to major flooding, the area saw power outages and continues to be on severe weather alert.
@chrissadeghi @Treesus22 yoooooo this is wild.— Jonathan Barry (@Jonathan Barry) 1556123398.0
@chrissadeghi @wfaa Glad I parked on Level 3 this week.— Dayna White (@Dayna White) 1556102837.0
@chrissadeghi @wfaa Does the water make the trunks open up?— David Wolstenholm (@David Wolstenholm) 1556105599.0
@chrissadeghi I know that feeling all too well, I lost my car due to rain in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Wish I parked… https://t.co/4xfgmhupDG— Nakia Williams (@Nakia Williams) 1556115441.0
@chrissadeghi Man I feel for these people. I am flying home into DFW instead and for once...my hubby dropped me off… https://t.co/yaoce59F7f— Robin McCasland, SCMP, FRSA (@Robin McCasland, SCMP, FRSA) 1556136344.0
What a crazy story. Stay safe, Dallas!