Homes lower than the water flow easement in the southern areas of Flower Mound are at risk as the water levels of Grapevine Lake continue to rise.
FM 2499 now is closed southbound from Gerault Road to Grapevine Mills Boulevard. It’s likely the lanes will become impassable, so the road is closed indefinitely. The town said the northbound side will likely also be closed within the next couple hours.
Mayor Tom Hayden has signed a declaration of disaster and a mandatory evacuation order. There are no current evacuations required.
Rainfall from Wednesday pummeled the ground, which was already saturated from rains in May. This week’s rain added 4-10 inches to the watershed in less than 48 hours.
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Earlier today, Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate issued a declaration of a total state of disaster for his city, citing widespread damage, injury, or loss of life or property, or the threat of these things.
The declaration was made Wednesday and can only last for seven days unless renewed. It activates the city’s emergency management plan.
Wade’s move also includes a mandatory evacuation clause, but according to the city’s website, there aren’t any evacuations currently taking place.