Flooding threat prompts Lewisville evacuations, concerns other N. TX residents

A mandatory evacuation was issued Friday night at Creekside Mobile Home Park in Lewisville, and flooding concerns have put residents in Flower Mound, Grapevine, Coppell and parts of Tarrant County on high alert.

The City of Lewisville is telling Creekside families to prepare to spend at least several days away from their homes.

Even though the rain stopped locally, Denton Creek continues to rise with runoff from heavy rains earlier this week in parts of the Lake Grapevine basin.

State and federal officials monitoring the water levels have notified the City of Lewisville that Denton Creek is expected to rise four to five feet.

For anyone without a place to stay, the city has set up a temporary shelter at Fred Herring Recreation Center.

With many away from their homes, Lewisville police will also keep the area secure to keep out looters.

Residents of homes along Grapevine Lake have already experienced some level of flooding, and the water is expected to keep rising into Saturday.

Flower Mound resident Mike Almond and his landlord had to use a pump to try to redirect some of the lake water away from his home.

"We're just in a battle with the lake," said Almond. "We know we're not going to drain it completely. We're just trying to keep the velocity down and manage it a little bit."

The Mayor of Grapevine has signed a declaration of disaster and evacuation order due to flooding concerns.

In Tarrant County, some homeowners are stacking sandbags. They're in low-lying areas around Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth.

Water over the Lake Worth spillway is flowing three feet over the spillway.

It's the strongest overflow that people on the lake have seen in years, and it's still rising.

Lake Worth should peak sometime Saturday, possibly by noon.

When it does, it will be an estimated 3-and-a-half feet up over the spillway.

There are already a few homes here that have water either up to the house, or inside the house.

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