North Texans stranded by floodwaters rescued by helicopter

Several people in the North Texas town of Krum had to be rescued by helicopter because of rising floodwaters.

Denton County Deputy Fire Marshal Marc Dodd said a Texas National Guard helicopter airlifted four adults and one infant from the roof of their home in the small town, which is located about 50 miles northwest of Dallas.

Dandy Cronce talked to FOX 4 about his loved ones.

"They said their whole house is about 6 feet up. It's flooded completely. It's on cinder blocks and stuff. She said her van got washed away down the road. It's in the creek now. I don't know. I just want to make it to her in time," he said.

The family was rescued and reunited. No one was hurt.

Dodd said another helicopter rescued two adults near the city of Sanger from the roof of their pickup truck, which video showed was surrounded by rushing water.

Ten others in the county had to evacuate their homes, he said.

National Weather Service meteorologists said the area got between 6 and 7 inches of rain over a short period of time.

The American Red Cross set up a shelter in nearby Denton for evacuees.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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