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.

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  1. Local radar snapshot early Friday morning
  2. 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.
  3. Flooding near Midland Industrial Park just southwest of the city
  4. Impressive rain fall totals as of 7:45 AM, with over 2.5 " of rain at Midland International and just under 2.5 " in Ector County. These storms are forecast to continue to develop over the Permian Basin and move east around 10 mph. Travel is very hazardous as of this time with numerous water rescues in Midland County. ~ Meteorologist Greg Rule
  5. 2 hour delay for all Midland schools. Roads are extremely bad. Everyone please be safe out there. May God watch over all of us on this day. God Bless everyone all over the world... Amen!
  6. Midland is flooded!! Love West Texas...we get all our rain at one time..
  7. Good morning!!! Pray that my Midland and Odessa friends will make it out safe thru the flash floods!!!
  8. Headlights in the distance are cars backed up on I-20 early Friday morning in Odessa
  9. Traffic backed up on I-20 east this morning by exit 116.
  10. 2 hour delay for Miss Olivia and the rest of Midland ISD this morning. Streets are flooded pretty badly here. I am very thankful for the rain and the extra hour of sleep! However, we are under flash flood warning until Saturday morning! I already cannot see my curb!
  11. since midnight we have had 3.2 inches at my house here in Odessa. Streets are flooded. Electricity went out about 6 this morning but is back on...
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