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Garland Responds to Flash Flooding

Update - Friday, June 5

The Old Course and 18 holes of the Bridges Course at Firewheel Golf Park are now open. The Branding Iron Restaurant is open, too!

The City of Garland is continuing to access the impact of Friday's flash flooding in various parts of the city after receiving almost seven inches of rain.  On Saturday morning, the City received an additional inch of rain.

On Friday morning,  Fire and Police Departments began responding to vehicles trapped in high water as early as 4 a.m. The Garland Fire Department participated in at least a dozen water rescues from vehicles and homes during the early and late morning hours.

Though no additional damage was reported on Saturday, dozens of homes have been reported damaged by floodwaters so far. City building inspectors have gone door-to-door in the area along Glenbrook and Ridgedale Drives between Miller and Centerville Roads to access damage to residences and providing homeowners with information to assist with repair and recovery.

Homeowners should take several precautions if flood or water damage has occurred. Make sure the home's electrical system has been inspected if floodwaters came into the structure. Do not use electrical plugs if water rose up to plug level, even after it has receded. Watch for structural damage to floors and supporting structures. The City of Garland Building Inspection Department is available to inspect such problems and assess the damage. Contact them at 972-205-2300.

The City is also assessing damage to City parks, bridges, facilities and other infrastructure. Firewheel Golf Course is closed until waters recede and damage can be assessed.

Although the forecast calls for no more additional rainfall on Saturday,  residents should remain alert for potential flash flooding. Never drive into high water, even if a barricade is not present.

For updates from the City of Garland, check GarlandTx.gov, follow @garlandtxgov on Twitter, and like City of Garland, Texas Government on Facebook.