What to expect from today’s severe storms. It seems certain that you will want to leave work before lunch today. Bethany gave you the recap yesterday, which you can read here. This morning’s models show the storm system arriving around noon and continuing until 8 p.m. The worst will likely occur between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. as the storm moves east. There is still a possibility of hail and quarter-sized tornadoes, with wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour.
The police chase ends at the West Dallas YMCA. Two men fled rockwall police in a stolen Dodge Charger on Thursday afternoon and headed east on Interstate 30. Andy Guevara, 27, and Marvin Guevara, 30, had a child in the car as they escaped police and were going to Dallas. They left Hampton Road and stopped as a white SUV pulled up alongside. The driver got out, removed a car seat and got into the SUV. They headed south until they reached the Lake West Family YMCA, where the pair ran inside. They were arrested and detained and the child was recovered safe and sound. Elder Guevara faces charges of child endangerment, accident involving damage to a vehicle, evading arrest, obstructing the arrest of a known criminal and two counts charge of possession of narcotics.
Cook Children’s is seeing a massive influx of RSV cases. Fort Worth Hospital Emergency Room seen 603 patients in 24 hours. Its urgent care centers treated another 760 patients in 24 hours. Cook Children’s has enacted its disaster code, triggering overtime and a call for off-work caregivers to report. The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council reports that 95% of pediatric hospital beds in the 19-county area are occupied.
Dallas Animal Services issues an adoption appeal. If you are thinking of adopting a new pet, it is time. The DAS euthanasia rate is up 86% year-over-year, due to distemper, space and staff shortages. Distemper is taken care of, but DAS still has 400 dogs in its care. head here to search for adoptable animals. You can also volunteer to become a foster parent.