Granbury Recovers After Rain & Flooding

GRANBURY (CBSDFW.COM) - The National Weather Service will be in Granbury on Monday to survey the effects of heavy rainfall. The wet weather on Sunday flooded streets, damaged homes and left some Hood County residents in need of rescue. About eight inches of rain fell in the area over just a matter of hours.

That rainfall stranded dozens of people in the Quail Ridge neighborhood. The normally dry creek bed flooded the only street that leads out of the neighborhood. Once rescued, many homeowners were not able to get back to their homes until late Sunday night. And even then, the full impact of the storms could not be seen until the sun started to rise on Monday.

The water has receeded, but the creek level is still higher than usual. Now, most homeowners just want to get their lives back to normal.

Mark Swan and his wife were out of town when a neighbor sent them a picture of their house. By the time that they finally returned, flood waters had crushed their pool, dislodged their hot tub and ruined their carpet. When they built their home — 14 years ago — the Swans were told that it would never flood like this. "It would never flood. We did have a 200-year event several years ago, and it didn't," Mark Swan said. "So, I thought this would never happen here. Never say never."

"We never anticipated we would have a flood," added resident Sam Birkner.

Despite the serious area flooding, it would still take another five rains of equal amounts before Lake Granbury is back to a normal level.



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