Bill brings flash flooding to some N. TX counties

The remnants of what was once Tropical Storm Bill are pushing out of North Texas, but the flood threat is not over.

Some of the heaviest rain fell northwest of the Metroplex on Wednesday, where flash flood warnings are still in effect.

Floodwater forced more than a dozen people to evacuate at a mobile home park in Chico, north of Bridgeport, in western Wise County.

Parts of the county got anywhere from 6 to 8 inches of rain.

First responders from Chico, Bridgeport and Wise County EMS helped get people out Wednesday night as water started to rise.

No one was hurt, but some neighbors had to be helped out of their homes with rope and lifejackets.

Heavy rainfall forced the Tarrant Regional Water District to close down Lake Bridgeport.

It will likely be closed again Thursday in anticipation of the lake expected to rise four feet above normal.

Lake Worth is closed as well.

It reopened less than a week after the rain storms in May, but Tropical Depression Bill's impact increased water levels, creating the potential for hazardous conditions.      

It is closed to all boating activities because boat wakes can cause flooding in some homes. 

Some boat docks are underwater.




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