Rains that swept through North Texas caused flooding that closed some roads, seeped into homes, and caused the collapse of a bridge in Hunt County after 3 to 6 inches of rain fell across the already-saturated area Sunday.
Rain has died down in Texas — and yet flooding continued early Saturday. Hundreds of residents in Coppell woke up to see Denton Creek in their own front and back yards. The flooding is due to the fallout from Tropical Storm Bill — its rain caused Lake Grapevine to overflow into the creek at a rapid rate.
The creek, which runs behind residential neighborhoods, is still taking in water from an overflowing Lake Grapevine.
Flooding at Lake Grapevine has shut down both directions of busy FM 2499 from Highway 121 in Grapevine to Lakeside Parkway in Flower Mound.
Homeowners in Coppell are bracing for flooding on Friday, and the city’s emergency management office is meeting to discuss the next course of action.
Residents in Grapevine may soon be forced to evacuate from their homes after the city’s mayor signed a disaster declaration on Wednesday, worried about possible flooding.
The worst of the rain is over for North Texas, but area lake levels may still go up as the water settles, and that could be bad news.
An emergency water release at Lake Lavon seems likely, yet may not be as imminent as earlier feared.
Flood insurance is one of those things you may think you have, but you probably don’t. If your home is flooded, your homeowners insurance will most likely not cover the damage.
With all the rain, local, state and federal officials have been keeping a mindful eye on North Texas rivers and lakes.
Tropical Depression Bill continues to inch northward on Wednesday morning with sustained winds of 35 mph. Expect moderate to heavy rain bands throughout the day.
Tropical Depression Bill started pounding North Texas with rain early Wednesday, and the City of Dallas was ready for it. There have been no flood-related issues reported yet.