After having to evacuate this week due to potential flooding, many Wichita Falls residents are now back at home.
The Sherriff's Department provided free sandbags all over Wichita Falls today to help bring peace of mind to homeowners.
Residents say they are being told to evacuate their homes in parts of Wichita Falls Wednesday following heavy rain overnight, on top of rains that fell in the last 10 days.
Representatives from the City of Wichita Falls are advising residents in the flood prone areas of the Tanglewood Neighborhood and the East Side of the City to prepare to evacuate due to flooding which is expected to begin early Thursday night.
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Wichita Falls city leaders could soon be a step closer to reducing flooding of the Wichita River.
As part of a pilot program, workers have been clearing a test area in the northern part of Lucy Park.
Katie Crosbie joins us now with more.
Gwyn, it started after the U.S. Geological Survey found that vegetation is causing the river to slow down and water levels to drive.
So far, about 10 to 15 acres have been cleared by two separate contractors, along with city crews.