Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
3-19-04 - Two men survived cold waters after clinging to their capsized boat for 90 minutes in Lake Fannin Friday. A farmer spotted the men about 200 yards from shore just before noon. Apparently, they were trying to work on the motor of the 16 foot sailboat when it up-ended. Rescuers say if Timothy Metcalf and Kenneth Havens had spent any more time in the 60 degree water, they might have suffered serious health problems. Bonham EMS and Fannin County deputies used a boat to pull the men from the water. One man did show signs of hypothermia and was sent to Northeast Medical Center for treatment and observation.