5 Rescued from Flooded Home Near Krum

By Brian Scott and NBC 5 News
|  Thursday, Jul 17, 2014  |  Updated 8:49 PM CDT
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Several roads in Denton County are still closed due to flooding.

Brian Scott

Several roads in Denton County are still closed due to flooding.

By the time emergency crews pulled up to Samantha Oliver’s home on Odneal Road Thursday, flash flood waters had taken over most of the property, including a car, and were rushing into her house and her mother’s next door.

"My mother, my roommate, my sister and niece are out there,” said Oliver. "There's over a foot of water in my mom's house."

Denton County Emergency Services lead the team of rescuers to pull all five to safety via small boats brought in to deal with the rain situation.

"They brought out a swift water rescue team and a boat and were able to access the two houses,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Jody Gonzalez. "An extra safety factor, an abundance of caution."

Gonzalez said the county, working with local jurisdictions across Denton County, pulled together the task force Thursday after washouts in Sanger earlier in the day.

They had to participate in at least two water rescues near Krum and shut down more than 30 roads for washouts.

Gonzalez said everyone in the house was okay. The main goal behind the task force was to get Oliver’s mother out who is dealing with disabilities.

When the family was safely reunited, Oliver said her mother and most of the others were ready to wait it out on the property, but she was much happier to have everyone on dry land.

"I'd rather have her mad than not have her,” she said.

As of 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the following Denton County roads remained closed due to high water:

Road --  Blocks affected
Barnett Rd. -- 5300 – 7399
C Wolfe Rd. -- 3600 – 4499
Duck Creek Rd. -- 3900 -- 4799
Eakin Cemetery Rd. -- 8800 – 11599
Flow Rd. -- 12712 – 15447
Gregg Rd. -- 1-13 & 15-29 & 6539 –6899
Gribble Springs Rd. -- 400 – 799
Hoehn Rd. -- 5300 –6899
Jackson Rd. -- 4500 – 9899
Jim Christal Rd. -- 12000 – 12299
Lois Rd. W --  4300 – 5499
McReynolds Rd. -- 1500 – 2299
N Branch Rd. -- 7400 – 8999
Nicholson Rd. -- 300 – 1799
Odneal Rd. -- 4500 – 4799
Plainview Rd. -- 6700 – 7799 & 11100 – 12309       
Radecke Rd. --  400 – 1199
Rector Rd. --  5900 – 6599 & 11200 – 14299)
Sam Bass Rd. -- 5900 – 6999
Tomas J Egan Rd. -- 1310 – 2099
Waide Rd. --  9900 – 15799
Friendship Rd. -- 9500 – 9999
Borth Rd. -- 6300-7499
Troy H Lagrone Dr. -- 1400-1499
W Chapman Dr. -- 900-1013
Swafford Rd. -- 10200-11099
Milam Rd. -- 5164-6499
Miller Rd. -- 5700-7199
Chisum Rd. -- 7700-8199

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