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  • Brazos River rising

    IMG_9080Areas along the north end of Lake Granbury are flooding from the rising Brazos River. Mary Vinson/Hood County News


  • Officials visit door-to-door; Red Cross shelter available in Weatherford May 28, 2015

    Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson said that county officials went door-to-door Wednesday evening in the Rolling Hills Shores subdivision in northern Hood County to inform residents about potential flooding south of the Horseshoe Bend, which is also on the Brazos River, but in southern Parker County. Wilson said that no Hood County residents have been asked to evacuate, but with more rain predicted today that the flooding possibility here is “hard to predict.” Wilson said residents in that part of Hood County who may need to evacuate their homes are welcome to take shelter at a Red Cross center set up at 1007 S. Main Street in Weatherford. Jeff Young, also with Hood County’s Emergency Management team, said that water was “up to the porch” on some Rolling Hills Shores homes Wednesday night, but the Brazos River Authority is “doing a great job keeping the water regulated” with its flood gate management. Sheriff Roger Deeds said that, as of this morning (May 28), all gates at Possum Kingdom Lake are currently closed.

  • Sheriff: no reports of new floods, wind damage; house attic burns May 27, 2015

    As of about 7:30 p.m. (May 27), Sheriff Roger Deeds had not received any new reports of flooding or wind damage from a thunderstorm that blew through Hood County earlier this evening. Firefighters wrapped up their work putting out a house fire on West Baja Court in Stockton Bend by 7:50. Smoke was reportedly billowing out of the eaves of the home after it was called in to 911 shortly before 6 p.m. The cause has not been announced, but there was lightning in the area.

  • Low areas flooding on north end of lake May 27, 2015

    Some low areas are flooding along the north end of Lake Granbury from the rising Brazos River. Rolling Hill Shores residents have moved vehicles and other possessions to higher ground. Trees and debris are being carried by the current. A woman said she saw a TV float down the lake.

  • Low areas near Lake Granbury may have flooding May 27, 2015

    Low areas along Lake Granbury north of FM 51 bridge could experience flooding Wednesday night into Thursday morning, authorities said. The Brazos River was rushing at the Tin Top bridge Wednesday afternoon because of Possum Kingdom Lake releases. The extra amount of water could come into some subdivisions along the north end of the lake including Rolling Hills Shores, Arrowhead Shores, Lake Granbury Harbor, Long Creek, Oak Trail Shores, Whippoorwill Bay, Laguna Vista, Abes Landing, Laguna Trees and any other low areas that have flooded in years past, Sheriff Roger Deeds said. “This could vary up or down from any more rain and runoff we receive tonight,” the sheriff said. “We will be monitoring weather conditions and communicating with the Brazos River Authority and will update any changing conditions.”

    Map of area

  • Flooding not expected south of deCordova Bend dam May 27, 2015

    The Brazos River Authority says that releases began at the deCordova Bend dam last night in anticipation of increased water coming downstream. The release rates are well within the range of non-flood levels, at 21,500 cubic feet per second. Pecan Plantation Fire Chief Dave Raffa said the release rate has to climb to 50,000 cubic feet per second before floods become a concern. Parker County Emergency Services will hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss plans for the Horseshoe Bend area, which is expected to experience minor flooding when the river crests late tonight or early tomorrow.

  • National Guard rescues three, including 5-year-old May 27, 2015

    A National Guard team rescued three people, including a 5-year-old, from a vehicle in high water Tuesday night in Lake Granbury Harbor northwest of Granbury.

  • Vehicle begins floating on 377 May 27, 2015

    Kelly Mason said he never experienced anything like it. He was driving Tuesday night in a thunderstorm on Highway 377 between Bluff Dale and Stephenville when high water began floating his SUV. Fortunately, his vehicle never went off the road. The storm dumped 2 1/2 inches of rain near Tolar.

  • Chili cookoff to benefit Indian Harbor and Pecan Plantation V.F.D. May 26, 2015

    Canyon Creek will host a chili cookoff Saturday, June 6 to benefit the volunteer fire departments from Indian Harbor and Pecan Plantation. In addition to the chili division, there will also be categories for ribs and brisket. Other activities include a bounce house, silent auction, and door prizes. For more information visit canyoncreekpoa.com or call Stephanie at 817-573-3371.


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