They have had to go swimming to save livestock, seen homes sit on islands, and watched roads turn into rivers. Now residents on Fort Worth’s east side are joining together to try to find a solution to flooding they’ve all fought on their own.
A man and a woman say they spent hours clinging to trees above a flooded, roaring creek in Central Texas after their SUV was washed away, and were finally rescued early Thursday by helicopter.
Rain came down fast and furious in parts of the state last night. Some areas were drenched with more than a foot of water. With the storm system dumping that much rain, there were a lot of flooding problems.
North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) crews are working non-stop on a drainage system along Interstate-30 in Fort Worth. Part of the interstate near the Chisholm Trail Parkway construction zone was covered in water after this past weekend’s downpour.
The dam at Lake Lewisville is in urgent need of repair. That’s according to the agency that built it — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The agency has planned a public meeting, Tuesday night, to discuss their concerns.
Dallas Water Utilities are working to repair a water main break in the 9900 block of Marsh Lane, near Walnut Hill Lane, impacting traffic in the north and southbound lanes.
Bulldozers scraped down the last few inches of a gas well road Monday, a road residents believe was partly to blame for increased flooding in East Fort Worth.
Engineers are analyzing unpermitted gas well access roads in Fort Worth, to see if they could be contributing to extensive flooding to properties along the Trinity River.
A water-damaged courthouse in Dallas has reopened and an inmate who fled while on cleanup duty remains at large.
Homeowners in a Weatherford subdivision say they worry most about flooding and erosion: When heavy rains arrive, water from nearby Holland Lake Creek pours in, turning backyards into channels of rushing water.
City Manager Mary Suhm briefed the council Wednesday on a proposed 2012 bond program using a plea for flood control in the East Dallas area.
A water main break caused flooding in an Arlington neighborhood on Wednesday. Homeowners say this isn’t the first time they’ve had a problem with high water. Now they want the city to make things right.