NORTH TEXAS – After the wettest May ever in Texas, the June sun and temps in the 90s have started drying up the flood waters. But wait, there’s more. That’s right, now remnants of Tropical Storm Bill are headed our way from the Gulf of Mexico, which means — it’s gonna rain.
We’re expecting upwards of five inches starting Tuesday night. It could be up to twelve in some places.
This could mean an encore for the flash floods we saw last month. But this time, folks from Dallas Emergency Management say they’re prepared. Crews have barricades ready to go in case roads flood and need to be closed again.
And if folks need to evacuate their homes, the Red Cross has sites pre-arranged to become shelters.
Meanwhile, the Army Corps of Engineers is keeping an eye on lake levels, which they say aren’t dangerously high, yet. Rain could force them to step up their controlled release of water, which could flood surrounding areas.
With flooding comes some things scarier than water. A lake manager in Lewisville found a nine-foot alligator on Monday! Jeez, first floating fire ants, now alligators? Makes you wanna stay out of the water, right?
Hey, even if all you run into is some flooded roads, be careful out there, y’all!