By Sandi Argo
August 19, 2016
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Jack County until 4:15 PM. Thunderstorms that are producing heavy rains were indicated on radar and the warning was issued at 1:17 PM. Several reports from employees at the Jack County Courthouse are that the roadway going toward Wichita Falls have been covered, or partially covered in water. According to the NWS, the Jacksboro area has seen 3.5 inches of rain in the last 3 hours, with an additional 1 to 2 inches likely. Although Jack County residents have been sweating it out the last few weeks with temperatures in the 100’s, and getting rain during the month of August is always a treat, flooding is still a danger and can cause havoc and tragic results. Thursday was an example of that. Jack County VFD, Jacksboro VFD, Jack County Sheriff, Jack County DPS and Jack County EMT’S were kept busy with multiple incidents throughout the day. The most tragic event happened outside of the county, where a Perrin woman lost her life after hydroplaning on wet roads. Several activities that had been planned for Thursday evening were cancelled, and a prayer service was held.