Flash Flooding in Midland and Odessa, Texas
Early morning, slow-moving rains drenched the majority of southwest Texas' Permian Basin on Friday. Several inches of rain fell in just a few hours leading to quickly-rising waters on area roadways. Numerous water rescues took place as residents were caught up in the dangerous floodwaters.
- Local radar snapshot early Friday morning
- According to the City of Midland, the locations of Scharbauer & Main st., Big Spring & Missouri Ave., Andrews Highway & the Loop 250 overpass, A st. & Scharbauer Dr. are experiencing heavy flooding. MFD is experiencing high call volume regarding vehicles stalling in these areas and recommends that they should avoid these areas during their commute. There are also school delays/closures. Check with local media for a specific listing. If you must drive, use with extreme caution in Midland, Ector, Howard and Martin counties this morning as reports of several water rescues have been made. This flooding is a potentially life-threatening situation.
- Flooding near Midland Industrial Park just southwest of the city
- Headlights in the distance are cars backed up on I-20 early Friday morning in Odessa
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