KXII-TV Ch-12, Sherman fire 153.7700 PL: 186.2, Grayson Co. Fire 155.9250 PL: 167.9, Howe/Tom Bean/Bells Fire 155.8200 PL: 156.7 Gainsville EOC 453.9500, Lewisville Fire, Sky-Med 1, PHI & Texas Air National Guard.
Residental Air and Water rescues are in Progress in Sherman & Gainsville Texas. This mornings rainfall, an estimated 8 to 12 inches over an hour fell over Grayson Co. trapping many. Sherman fire lost 1 piece of equipment and had two others dammaged. A Sherman Firefighter interviewed in KXII Ch-12 says, in his 16 years of duty, has never seen an incident such as this. PHI & Lifestar have been in a reconisence position over Sherman while not equipt for Rescue, the Helo's have been vital in locating stranded citizens. Tom Bean Volunteer Fire responded to a Water rescue and became victems as well. So far only one death has been reported, At Hwy-75 and Texoma Pkwy. an SUV was burried under 7 feet of water. In Gainsville, Everything EAST of IH-35 is closed to All. IH-35 and US-82 have recently re-opened traffic.
Sherman Fire has requested the aid of the Texas Air National guard, ETA on Helo's were 2 hours and comming out of San Antonio.
Footage from Sherman on Local media make Sherman look simular to Hurricane Katrina in the after-math of New Orleans.
Lewisville Fire department assisting Gainsville, Red Cross Disaster relief underway, ARES Net up on 147.00 + offset, 100.0 PL. TXU EDACS system has TXU/OnCor operations.
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