Hunt County Sheriff’s Office report on high water rescues

During the heavy storms last week the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office was involved in multiple high water rescues in the South area of Hunt County.

Overnight barricades had been put in place warning drivers of the high water in multiple locations across Hunt County.  However, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Deputies were alerted to a vehicle stranded in high water on FM 36 near FM 1564 and that he vehicle was occupied by at least one person.  Cash Volunteer Fire Department responded and was able to rescue the driver without incident.  It was confirmed that the driver had disregarded the barricades that had been put out. 

At approximately 6:15 a.m. on the south service road of Interstate 30 at mile maker 83 a driver went off the roadway and became stranded in high water.  Deputies were able to rescue the driver and her two children from the top of their vehicle.  In this instance there were no barricades in place and by the time the driver observed the water it was too late and the current pushed her off the road.

 “I am thankful that we were able to assist those that were stranded and that everyone was able to go home to their families.  Be cautious of all low areas that tend to flood, adhere to the barricades,” said Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks.