Heavy spring rains may be memory, but not so the floods they spawned.
The rainstorms on July 8 were history making. It’s officially been the wettest year in North Texas to date – but experts say we probably won’t keep the record.
The extended drought that Texas was in had weakened the trees. Then, with all the recent rain we had received, the trees became heavy and saturated — and toppled over.
Emergency management officials say more than 1,000 homes in one Central Texas county were either damaged or destroyed in the Memorial Day weekend flooding.
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.
An emergency water release at Lake Lavon seems likely, yet may not be as imminent as earlier feared.
With all the rain, local, state and federal officials have been keeping a mindful eye on North Texas rivers and lakes.
Today’s projected rainfall will flow into already waterlogged reservoirs that protect our larger cities.
Amid record-shattering rainfalls and flooding, it’s hard for Texans to think of something like a drought. The fact, however, remains: It will be a problem in the near future. Planners speculate that with Texas’ booming population, preparation for a drought it something we should be taking more action on.
A structural engineer on site has determined that most of the building is safe.
The record rains may have gone but floodwater still remains, especially along the Trinity River in Dallas County.