County Officials Release Additional Updates

Wichita Falls, Texas - Wichita County officials have released additional information about the latest updates that residents should know:

-Residents of Horseshoe Bend Estates and Wranglers Retreat should contact the Wichita County Sheriff's Office at 766-8170 for updates for their area. 

-Snake sightings have been reported by First Responders and Citizens near flooded areas and filled waterways. Citizens should avoid these areas especially locations with vegetation where snakes cannot be easily seen.  Venomous snakes in this area include rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins. These snakes can be deadly.

-Residents should not launch any type of water craft into the Wichita River or Holiday Creek. The waters in these tributaries is fast moving, deep and filled with debris.

-The Animal Services Center took in 86 animals and even and aquarium filled with fish during flood evacuations. Anyone who evacuated and sheltered their pets with the Wichita Falls Animal Services Center can now reclaim their animals. Please call 940-228-9941 to make arrangements for pick-up.

-700 tons of sand was delivered by the Jenkins Sand Company of Burkburnett to the various sandbag centers.

- Due to unprecedented rainfall in the Wichita Falls area and the saturation of the slide slope of holiday creek a manhole in the city's sanitary sewer collection system has failed. This failure has caused a 30-inch line to fail and cause sewage to be discharged into the storm water flow of Holiday Creek. The city has notified the Texas Commission on Environmental Equality (TCEQ) and is following all regulations governing such an event. City crews are evaluating the situation and formulating a repair of the failure.