Jeff Smith

Parker County Rural Roads Flooded Under Feet Of Water

One of the areas that is always hit hard when rain falls for several days is in rural Parker County, in the Horseshoe Bend community near the banks of the Brazos River.

The water there is still rising right as of 6:30 a.m. Monday and it will continue to rise for another four hours.

The American Red Cross’ Anita Foster calls in to NBC 5 to talk about the shelter they opened in Parker County for victims of flooding.

Many streets on Horseshoe Bend Road are covered in several feet of water. Several mobile homes in this community are flooded.

The Brazos River Authority opened a second flood gate at Possum Kingdom Lake at about 11 p.m. Sunday. For low-lying areas, like the mobile homes along Horseshoe Bend, that means moderate flooding.

The National Water Services says the water will crest at about 26 feet later this morning — five feet above flood stage.

Firefighters have been driving around making sure no one is trapped or needs help.

Homeowners nervously watched the water rise. 

"It is a little scary," said Shelley Barrett, who lives in a mobile home near the water’s edge. She’s been watching the water creep up for hours. “I’m just hoping I don’t have to pack up and move my things."

There are no reports of anyone trapped or injured.

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