Firefighters Rescue Family Trapped in Car by Texas Floods

Firefighters rescued a father and his two teenage daughters from their car on August 22, after they became trapped on a flooded road in a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

The family was driving home after eating dinner when they drove into floodwater in north Southlake. The water stopped them from moving and began to enter the car. Firefighters, responding to their 911 call, smashed open the back window of the car, because the electric windows had stopped working, and removed the family using a ladder.

The rain made it the wettest September on record in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, with 11.03 inches of rain having had fallen by September 22, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist, quoted in the Star-Telegram. Credit: Southlake DPS via Storyful