A day after Dallas’ record flooding, officials and residents assess the damage

Update: This is a developing story and will be updated throughout the day.

A day after Dallas’ record-breaking one-in-a-thousand-year storm, residents, along with state and local officials, are assessing the damage left behind.

Up to 15 inches of rain inundated parts of Dallas on Monday, flooding roads, submerging cars and knocking out power. A woman died; Fire officials said his car may have been swept off the road by floodwaters in Mesquite.

Areas around the Trinity River remained under a flood warning until Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. At about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, the river measured 38.64 feet, past the 30-foot minor flood mark, according to weather service data. Levels of 40 feet cause major flooding and levees would break at 62 feet.

At restaurants and bars in Deep Ellum, downtown and East Dallas, some of the hardest hit areas, owners described 3 to 6 inches of rain, dirt and leaves wreaking havoc on their businesses.

As a result, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared a state of disaster. A disaster declaration can open up manpower for faster response and federal financial assistance.

Mayor Eric Johnson and Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia will join Gov. Greg Abbott at an 11:30 a.m. press conference to expand on what the city’s recovery will entail.

Rain is expected to continue in Dallas throughout the week, but the chance of showers diminishes as the days go by.

Here’s the forecast for the rest of the week in Dallas:

Wednesday: A slight chance of rain before 10:00 AM, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. 20% chance of rain. High temperature is 87; low is 72.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. 20% chance of rain. High temperature is 89; the minimum is 73.

Friday: Chance of showers after 13.00. The maximum temperature is 92; low is 74.

Saturday: Partly sunny, very warm and humid. High temperature is 92; low is 74.

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