Even when the rain stopped, the emergency didn't.
Overfilling playa lakes continued rising Friday, threatening homes and keeping streets flooded hours after the city was pounded with 7.8 inches of rain - the biggest single day of rain in recorded Lubbock history.
The rain was dumped onto the area Thursday and Friday sent the city into emergency mode, doubling the number of police officers on the streets.
About 200 drivers were stuck on flooded streets and there were more than 60 auto accidents, said officials. (Continue reading the related article: Record rains send water all over Lubbock)