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Montague County Flooding Concerns

Rising waters are causing flooding concerns across parts of Texoma again.

Weather models predicted they would get over seven inches of rain and they got over that amount.

Montague County was hit hard by the storms in May 2015 and officials felt they didn't have enough time to recover from the flooding they experienced.  Many roads were underwater and some properties saw flooding. However, they felt those storms helped prepare them better for future storms.

Officials told Newschannel 6 they have been watching the weather models on Tropical Storm Bill.  Initially they thought the worst part of the storm was going to hit on Tuesday night.  However, it appeared the storm had slowed down, prolonging the threat of flooding.

Due to the flooding concerns, Montague County Emergency Management officials said they have crews on standby.  This includes, fire, police, and sheriff departments.  Red Cross officials need also on standby incase shelters to be activated.

Some roads in Montague County were closed because of the rising waters.  This includes FM81 at FM 1125 by the railroad underpass.  FM 2853 at the boat dock at Amon Carter Lake is closed.  U.S. 81 at FM 1806 is closed and FM 1956 is closed from Bluemound Road to FM 3301.  You can always check on road conditions by clicking here.

While it only appears roads were affected by the rising water, there were properties with lots of rain.  Some residents took extra precautions by surrounding their homes with sandbags.

Officials in Montague County have been updating their Facebook page with weather updates and road conditions and they said they will continue to do so.  To get to the Montague County Emergency Management Facebook page,click here.

Alexandra McClung, Newschannel 6
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