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FLOWER MOUND (CBSDFW.COM) -When Julie Almond and her family found a Flower Mound house along Lake Grapevine five years ago, “We fell in love with it, it’s beautiful.”
At the end of April, she says she and her husband had to walk to get to Lake Grapevine. Now, the lake has come to them.
Almond says, “My husband actually caught a fish off the dock last weekend.”
And with all the rain from Tropical Storm Bill, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it expects the lake to rise to nearly 563.5 feet by 8pm Friday night.
It hasn’t been that high in more than 33 years.
Almond says, “My husband and I have lived in the Lewisville-Flower Mound area for over 20 years, and never experienced anything like this.”
They had a little water inside their home two weeks ago, and more again Wednesday night.
Almond says, “I woke up to about four inches.”
So Almond’s landlord has set up pumps, and placed this board up to keep waves from crashing in.
The laundry room is under water, and they’ve lost all the furniture in their garage, which they use as a game room. “No matter how many barriers we put up, we just cannot stop it.”
The city of Flower Mound has warned Almond and her neighbors about the rising water.
But so far, everyone is staying put.
Almond says, “These are my criteria: water, power, and bathroom. If any of those go, I’m out of here.”
Flower Mound’s Mayor has issued a disaster declaration just in case they need to order an evacuation.
But so far, that is not necessary.
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