Dallas battered by heavy rains and flooding

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Flooding as a result of severe rains pounding Dallas caused chaos on roads, with cars submerged in water and flipped upside down on Friday. Police have cordoned off roads and attempted to secure areas badly affected in the city after authorities confirmed 6.8 inches of rain fell in northeast Dallas overnight on Thursday. The high waters caused by the heavy rains have resulted in severe traffic jams in the city, with Route 12 west of Dallas badly affected. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state-of-emergency in the county, which is just one part of Texas struck by the ongoing crisis.