Up a Creek: Lake Levels Cause Flower Mound Flooding

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FLOWER MOUND — The worst of the rain is gone, but folks near area lakes are flooded with problems.

“I think the perspective is hard to show on camera, but the lake used to be about 150- 200 yards behind us,” said Flower Mound resident Mike Almond.

“It’s a pretty ugly thing,” Drew Martin told NewsFix.

Well, this ugly thing has folks in Flower Mound dealing with water at their doorstep and inside their homes.

“The water has risen overnight and so we have a few inches on a lower level,” homeowner Maura O’Neill said.

Pumps are working overtime to keep her home dry, and her neighbors’ are in the same boat.

“We’re trying to stay ahead of it by adding more pumps and trying to get the water out of the house as fast as it`s coming in if not quicker, of course,” O’Neil said.

These families are ready to evacuate if the water gets any higher, but they’ll cross that bridge when they get to it.

Over in Coppell, roads have been overtaken by overflowing creeks. While the spillway at Lake Grapevine has been opened to help the waters recede,  for these homeowners, it’s a case of sink or swim.

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