Severity of flash flooding in Dallas area surprises

residents as rescue crews respond to hundreds of calls for help

After torrential rains struck parts of northeastern Texas and sent floodwaters rushing through streets and homes

rescue crews fanned out across the region on Monday

responding to hundreds of calls for aid from residents stunned by the severity of the downpour.

Heavy rain and flash flooding brought record rainfall to the Dallas-Forth Worth area between Sunday and Monday afternoon

More than 9 inches fell at Dallas Forth Worth Airport over a 24-hour period that began Sunday

marking the highest rainfall over that length of time that the area has seen since 1932

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