Red River floods

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

The Red River has flooded it's banks near I-35 in Love County, reaching 25.5 feet by 9:30 pm Wednesday night--that's half a foot above flood level.

Experts expect it to crest, or reach it's peak, Thursday around noon.

With water levels possibly as high as 30.7 feet.

Love County Sheriff's deputies went door to door Wednesday morning, warning about 20 homeowners near the River of the rising water.

Officials say they're issuing an optional evacuation for those residents.

Officials say people should stay out of the water. That means no fishing or boating on the river when the water is over flood stage.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Thackerville on Jul 2, 2007 at 10:05 AM
    Please give us more information on the Red River.
  • by Anonymous Location: gainesville on Jul 2, 2007 at 08:07 AM
    i would like to know more about what this is going todo
  • by Amy Location: Thackerville/Red River on Jun 30, 2007 at 07:44 AM
    The river is still rising. Not sure on the exact water level at this time, but "windmill" is totally under water. Everyone-Be safe!
  • by ted Location: durant on Jun 29, 2007 at 12:23 AM
    temesha needs to learn a bit of english
  • by Amy Location: Thackerville-Red River on Jun 28, 2007 at 08:51 PM
    Another issue is... all the rain that is dropping down in Wichita Falls will make the river rise more than expected. So, as of right now, we are not seeing the peek high of the water level. However, it still may not be as bad as the one in 1981 or 1987. I haven't heard of them closing I-35 as of yet. Will keep you posted as long as I can!
  • by April Location: Marietta, Oklahoma on Jun 28, 2007 at 07:06 PM
    We are just above the river banks and I can say it has been a long time since I have seen it like this. It has caused lattimore sand and gravel plants to close shutting down business for them and you can go down to the mcgeehee's famous catfish resteraunt that people always talk about and see a sight you havent seen in along time.
  • by Clinton E. Davis Location: Sherman on Jun 28, 2007 at 02:19 PM
    How about putting a map on the first Alert information that has the names of the counties the names of the county seat. There are so many of the county names that I hear and have no idea where they are located.
  • by Shelley Location: Ardmore on Jun 28, 2007 at 09:57 AM
    We have heard a rumor that the Red River Bridge may be shut down tomorrow. Has anyone heard whether this is true or just rumor?
  • by temesha Location: redriver on Jun 28, 2007 at 08:43 AM
    are they going to close the i 35 bridge down ?what is are waterlevel now ?they are alot of trash hitting the bridge and know one seem to concern. i live to close from there.
  • by teresa Location: thackerville on Jun 28, 2007 at 05:44 AM
    we have lived on the river for 20 years,so far i haven't seen any water.we have had [in the past]to use boats to get in and out,so it's been a lot worse than this ,we are so far still driving in and out....i'll keep in to touch ,unless the phone lines go dead.....
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