Marble Falls residents pushed out of homes by rising floodwaters


MARBLE FALLS, Texas (KXAN) — After a day of heavy flooding, Marble Falls was one of the hardest hit areas Tuesday.

At its peak, the water of the Colorado River was about three feet higher than usual. The levels have since come down.

According to one homeowner, he packed up last night as a precaution only to return today to find his home surrounded by water.

“Now I don’t know where I’m going to spend the night,” said Marble Falls resident Jim McCollum.

Across town, first responders use military grade vehicles to bring supplies to the Meadow Lakes and Pecan Valley communities, both cut off and surrounded.

According to city leaders, anywhere between 75 and 85 homes are flooded in Marble Falls, that includes this home behind me, and parts of this neighborhood.

“It still hasn’t hit me. I still think I’m going to take a hot shower tonight and go to bed. I’m not going to,” said Cookie Haseman, another Marble Falls resident affected by today’s flooding.

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