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Hundreds displaced by storms in Wichita Falls, Parker County

Staff Report
The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - Hundreds of residents near the overflowing Wichita and Brazos rivers remain displaced from their homes in North Texas today --- uncertain of when they could return.

Although some of the flooding was easing out of North and Central Texas, officials remained cautious because rain was still possible in both regions.

At least 200 people were still displaced from their homes near the Brazos River in Parker County. Some houses sustained minimal damage while up to 4 feet of water had seeped into others.

Weather offcials say the Brazos River is expected to crest early Monday before falling below flood stage during the day.

About 100 miles north in Wichita Falls, officials are concerned about contaminants in the water. Those exposed to floodwater were being urged to get tetanus vaccinations.

Waters in Wichita Falls rose overnight by 4 feet in one neighborhood where 175 people had evacuated.

Levels at the Wichita River were slowly dropping today.

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