Thunderstorms hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area Sunday night into Monday
In a span of 18 hours it rained heavily, flooding roads, inundating houses
Some drivers were forced to abandon their vehicles in the high water
State Emergency Operations Center has ordered to increase the level of preparedness
13 to 15 inches of rain fell east of Dallas in the past 24 hours
According to a study by Dallas Water Utilities. Much of the Dallas-Fort Worth area recorded 6 to 10 inches of rain.
The Dallas Fire Department alone responded to the emergency at 6 p.m