My Kingdom for an Ark!

There are new entries. One in the padded room and one in the main blog.

In other news:
I hope this map is large enough to see. I live in the upper righthand corner of Dallas County. TXSis (when she's home) is in Collin country somewhere.
Here is what's being posted on KDFW channel 4's web site:

Parker County Judge Mark Riley declared Parker County a disaster area Wednesday afternoon. He ordered the mandatory evacuation of residents living in the following communities along the Brazos River; Horseshoe Bend, Rio Brazos, Soda Springs, Hillbilly Haven RV Park and Lazy Bend Estates.

The disaster declaration and evacuation order were issued because of flooding along the Brazos River in Parker County, according to a press release from Judge Mark Riley.
Riley activated FirstCall, Parker County's emergency notification system. Through this system, calls are being made to residents in the affected areas letting them know of the mandatory evacuation order.

Parker County Emergency Management officials, Sheriff's Deputies, DPS, volunteer fire departments, and Parker County Search and Rescue are actively working and monitoring the situation, and assisting those who need help in evacuating.

State officials have notified Parker County that a fourth flood gate at Possum Kingdom Lake is likely to be opened. Because of this and more rainfall predicted for Wednesday, flooding along the Brazos River is expected to worsen.

Parker County officials will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. in Weatherford. FOX 4 news will bring you details on myFOXdfw.com.

Residents in other parts of the county in low-lying areas prone to flooding should closely monitor their situation and seek higher ground if flooding should occur.Officials are urging all residents in Parker County to not drive or wade into water. Both cars and people can easily be swept away.
Wednesday morning, street flooding was widespread in North Texas. Rescuers pulled the occupants out of a car that had filled up with floodwaters at Beltline and Alba Roads in Lancaster just after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.The people in the car were safe. That intersection is one of many throughout North Texas that closed Wednesday morning due to high water.Another car was almost completely submerged at Tom Braniff and California Crossing in Northwest Dallas. Rescuers have found no sign of the driver. There was a child seat in the back and the sun roof was open when the car was found.--
myFOXdfw.com's Dallas/Fort Worth Weather Page
As of 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, there were eight closed intersections. They are: 4700 Block of HatcherCalifornia Crossing at LunaLuna at YTantor at XWildwood at California Crossing7400 Block of Merriman ParkwayWest Lawther at Northwest HighwayPark Central at LBJ
This county is 2 counties to my west. HOWEVER the creek feeding into the lake to my north east is swollen 4 feet HIGHER than usual. We are under a flood watch until noon tomorrow. I hope we dont lose power again.

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