SEAGOVILLE, Texas - Flash floods could cause more problems this week as water moves downstream.
In southeast Dallas County near Seagoville, several families have been forced out of their homes because of high water. They used boats to get around and slept in their RVs outside the barricades.
On Sunday, several people were rescued from a small fishing boat in southeast Dallas County. The adults and two children were in the boat near Loop 12 and Highway 175.
They held on to a tree for about a half an hour after their boat began taking on water. They were all safely rescued.
“They called the rescue service, the rescue service came down the hill and came and got us. It’s real scary when you’re in some water and it’s going 15 to 20 miles per hour. Ain’t no telling where you’ll end up,” said Enchanbe Bush.
There was also flooding near the Riverside Golf Club in Grand Prairie. The Trinity River runs right alongside the course and came out of its banks.
In Tarrant County, dive crews are expected to resume the search for an elderly woman who was swept away by flood waters.
She lost control of her car on Friday and drove off a bridge on the south side of Fort Worth. A sheriff’s deputy tried to rescue her, but also found herself trapped by the rising water.
Rescue crews said the high water and currents were too dangerous for the search over the weekend.
A ceiling collapse in Collin County may have been caused by all the recent rain.
Water-soaked sheet rock came crashing down in a Princeton child’s bedroom Saturday night. Fortunately the 3-year-old was sleeping in his parent’s room.
“I can’t imagine because the ceiling is right there where the pillow is. And it’s really heavy so I can’t imagine if he would’ve been in his bed,” said Stephanie Naughton, the boy’s mother.
The family isn’t sure what caused the leak in the ceiling.