Three people died in flash flood incidents in Fort Worth, Texas, with a mother and her young daughter among the fatalities.
In two separate incidents that occurred on Saturday, a woman in her 20s and her two-year-old daughter, as well as an elderly man, were killed when the waters dragged their vehicles off the road.
None of the victims has been publicly identified yet, pending family notifications.
The first incident occurred around 10 a. M., When the mother's four-door sedan was dragged off the road in the 4900 block of East Loop 820, Star-Telegram reported.
Police said the car stalled in rising water, and that waves created by other passing vehicles pushed the vehicle into a sewer.
Rescuers are seen pulling a sedan from a ditch by the roadside in Fort Worth on Saturday, after a mother and her young daughter died when she was swept off the road
It is seen that the sedan was removed from the scene after a mother and a child died inside
Growing flood waters are seen below the train tracks at Forest Edge in nearby Arlington
In a matter of minutes, the car was completely submerged with the mother and daughter trapped inside.
"When we arrived, the water was 30 feet deep and we could not get in," said Fire Department spokesman J.M. McAmis to the newspaper. "There was nothing we could do, the current was too strong."
Several members of the woman's family arrived on the scene and seemed distressed when the lifeguards tried to comfort them.
The second incident occurred around 11:00 less than a mile away, in the 4200 block of South Cravens Road, according to WFAA.
The witnesses called 911 to report that a car had been dragged off the road by the water of a rising stream, but rescue teams arrived and could not locate the vehicle completely submerged.
A car is stuck in flood waters in Arlington on Saturday. Although no one was injured in this incident, three died in two other flooding incidents in nearby Fort Worth
Flooded streets are seen in Arlington on Saturday. Authorities warned citizens not to drive through stagnant water, which can paralyze vehicles and sweep them quickly
The upper part of the vehicle became visible several hundred feet downstream from the road around 2.30pm, and diving equipment recovered the body of a man in his 70s.
Officials had warned about flash flood conditions in Fort Worth early Monday and throughout the day.
In the vicinity of Arlington, police and firefighters initiated at least a dozen rescues of drivers trapped in the water. None of those incidents resulted in deaths.
After the deaths in Forth Worth, the fire department reiterated its advice to citizens not to attempt to drive through stagnant water.
"Condolences to the families involved in the deaths today in Fort Worth," the department said in a statement.
Police in Arlington were able to get everyone out of this SUV stranded safely on Saturday, but in nearby Fort Worth there were two separate fatal incidents, with three dead
& # 39; FWFD responded to two different incidents involving high amount of water and deaths. Remember: Turn around, do not drown.
The flash flood watches remain in effect throughout much of Texas until Sunday afternoon and evening, with the National Weather Service warning that already saturated soil could easily lead to flooding.
Separately, the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon are expected to bring heavy rains to the Ohio River Valley over the weekend until the start of the week.
The flash flood watches have been issued from southern Illinois to Pennsylvania and New York.