Spring storm sends water raging down westside creek

A city worker keeps an eye on rising water along the bridge of S. Redford Street in White Settlement.  The street gates were closed on the S. Judd Street bridge that crosses Farmers Branch Creek during Monday’s rain storm.

A city worker keeps an eye on rising water along the bridge of S. Redford Street in White Settlement. The street gates were closed on the S. Judd Street bridge that crosses Farmers Branch Creek during Monday’s rain storm.

Thunderstorms rocked North Texas on Monday afternoon knocking out power, causing flash flooding in some areas and carrying lightning that caused several fires, including one in Fort Worth in which two firefighters were injured.

The storm, which arrived about 2 p.m., dumped needed rainfall across the area. Several streets were closed off allowing high water to subside in nearby creeks. Fort Worth firefighters helped several motorists stranded on flooded streets.

In White Settlement, the newly constructed Farmer’s Branch Creek renovation handled the onslaught of rain with ease while the portion on the westside of the city saw water rising above bridge levels.

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