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.
COLLINSVILLE, TEXAS -- Residents of Collinsville's Homestead nursing home are back at home after being displaced for more than 40 hours.
Residents were forced to evacuate Monday evening when an attic sprinkler system burst, flooding the nursing home.
More than 30 patients were transported to nearby nursing homes in Pilot Point and Whitesboro.
Fire Marshal Damon Stewart says damage to the building is mostly cosmetic, like fallen sheet rock and insulation.
Stewart says the facility is safe for residents.