5 Rescued from Flooded Home Near Krum

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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