Heavy rain brings flooding to parts of North Texas

Heavy rain triggered flash floods across North Texas on Tuesday afternoon.

There were more than a hundred calls for service in Hood County, including a dozen high water rescues on Tuesday. Flooded streets and highways, including main arteries like Highway 377, were slowed to a crawl by water that at times was nearly up to car windows.

Sheriff Roger Deeds said it flooded in areas he's never seen flood before.

"We've had water flood in the 500-year floodplain areas that normally we don't see water in,” Deeds said. “In creeks and areas that normally the water comes up, we've had that and then some."

Among the hardest hit was the Woods apartment complex, where some people had water ankle deep or higher in their units.

"I just can't imagine anything like this. I've never seen anything like this and everybody is asking questions and I don't have an answer,” said maintenance supervisor Brent Merriman.

Even emergency responders found themselves trapped by the rising waters. Allen Brown was trying to get to a flooded car when his fire truck slipped off the road and became buried to the axels in mud

"Even the rescuers have bad days now and again,” Deeds said. “Today was one of those days.”

In Granbury, a stranded family was evacuated from their car to a nearby church. Rescuers also escorted a woman to safety at the same church after her car was stranded in high water.

FOX4 viewers also sent in photos showing high water in parts of Carrollton.

More than two inches of rain fell between 5 and 6 p.m. in University Park, with more than an inch of rain at the same time in Dallas. A mudslide closed the SB 35E frontage road between Hi Line and Continental near downtown Dallas.

Most of North Texas remains under a flash flood watch through Thursday morning.