Thanks to the recent rains, our area has gone from Extreme Drought conditions to Moderate Drought conditions, and Lake Grapevine is back to bountiful levels. Creeks are high and the ground is saturated.... and more rain is on the way. Make sure your household and family are prepared for severe weather, including flooding, during the rainy season by following a few tips from the Trophy Club Emergency Management Team.
Trophy Club lies near a lake, is home to several ponds and has numerous creeks throughout the community, not to mention Denton Creek immediately to our north. The risk for flooding in certain areas of town is possible, so make sure you know what to do in an emergency.
Flooding Preparedness Tips Include:
- Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan — charge mobile devices, locate flashlights & radio, tell friends/family your location in case of power loss
- Watch/listen to local weather forecasts, and a NOAA radio powered by batteries is always handy in case of a power outage
- Have sandbags available to stop floodwaters from entering your home/garage
- Turn Around, Don't Drown — six inches of moving water can sweep you off your feet, one foot of water is enough to make your car float
- Understand the flood risk for your home and property, and the best ways to keep you and your family safe
- Sign up for Emergency Alerts from the Town of Trophy Club — phone, SMS text & email options available
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready campaign encourages families to prepare throughout the year for seasonal weather and includes some great information to prepare, plan and stay informed. Preparing for natural disasters should be a part of your family emergency plan, and all residents should have an emergency supply kit with basic items your family might need in case of an emergency. Tailor your supply kit to your family’s and pets needs, including medicines, glasses, etc.
Outdoor Warning Sirens
Trophy Club has three outdoor warning sirens located at Harmony Park, Trophy Club Drive at Durango and Freedom Park. The sirens are designed to alert people who are outside that severe weather is approaching and to seek shelter immediately. The sirens are not intended to be heard from inside the home, and during severe weather events residents should watch/listen to local weather stations for information and sign up for Trophy Club Emergency Notifications.
National Weather Service (NWS) Ft. Worth Office 7-Day Outlook for DFW (updated May 13, 2015 at 6:19 a.m.)