Floodwaters forced State Troopers on Sunday to shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate-30, east of Royse City near FM 1565, for several hours.
As heavy rain kept coming down in eastern Collin County, area creeks kept rising. The Josephine Fire Department says their city received eight inches of rain in just four hours Sunday morning. Firefighters rescued 12 people and 28 animals from the high water.
Sunday marked heavy rain, highway closures, flooding, and road damage across Hunt, Collin, and Rockwall Counties. The downpour hit up to 6 inches in some areas.
Kathy Coleman says she says flood waters became an unexpected house guest on this Father’s Day… The Lavon resident who lives on Lake Road near SH 78, says it only took 30 minutes for water to fill her front and backyards, then eventually inside the front of her house.
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.