Nov 29, 2015

At least 14 dead as storms and ice hammer Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas

Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
USA
by
Gregg Zoroya
,
USA Today
Krystal Wright scrapes ice from her car's windshield Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 in Wichita, Kan. The winter weather left a layer of ice on roads and cars early Friday morning after a heavy rain on Thanksgiving day that set a record with over 2 inches of rain. Photo: Brian Corn, The Wichita Eagle via AP
Krystal Wright scrapes ice from her car's windshield Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 in Wichita, Kan. The winter weather left a layer of ice on roads and cars early Friday morning after a heavy rain on Thanksgiving day that set a record with over 2 inches of rain. Photo: Brian Corn, The Wichita Eagle via AP

Fierce weather hammered Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma over the long holiday weekend, claiming at least fourteen lives as freezing rain caused accidents and flood waters swept people from their cars. Eight people were killed in floods in North Texas, WFAA-TV reported. At least six others died as a result of accidents related to ice storms in Kansas and Oklahoma, the Associated Press reported...Rainfall totals for Texas surpassed a 24-year record set at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, reaching well over 4 1/2-feet, or 55.91 inches, for the year. The 1991 record was 53.54 inches