Editor's note: Floodwaters have claimed three lives as more than 5.5 inches of rain feel in North Texas, the Dallas Morning News reports. One elderly woman remains missing after being swept away by flood waters in Tarrant County, and the search for her was suspended until Saturday morning. A man and a woman were killed in separate incidents in Johnson County. One man was found dead inside a car in Garland. Rain is expected to continue through Sunday morning. - Stephanie
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Garland is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. It is a large city northeast of Dallas and is a part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It is located almost entirely within Dallas County, except a small portion located in Collin and Rockwall Counties. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 226,876, making it the 87th-most populous city in the United States of America and the 12th-most populous city in the state of Texas. Garland has the second highest population in Dallas County and has easy access to downtown Dallas via public transportation including two Dart Blue line stations and buses.
In 2008, Garland was ranked #67 on CNN and Money magazine's list of the "Top 100 Places to Live". During 2014 the city was ranked the 6th "Best City for Working Parents". Garland is consistently named one of the safest cities in America. In 2014 Garland was named the "Safest Big City in the US". In 2015, Garland was ranked the #17 overall and #5 best mid-sized city to purchase a home for "First-Time Home Buyers". In 2015, Garland was ranked the 8th "Best Run City in America".