Fairfield Tx flooding


May rainfall normal, June slated to be hot

The walking trail at Fairfield City Park was completely underwater Thursday, and a few city roads - including Bateman - were closed after a huge storm passed through the area dumping several inches of rain in a short amount of time. Roads were reopened later in the day.

Photo by April Walker

May rainfall came in a little above normal at 5.83 inches. Normal rainfall for May is 5.04 inches. There were seven days with measurable rainfall with a greatest one-day total of 1.94 inches on May 27. Rainfall amounts over the past three months have been generous, but we are fortunate we have not had the heavy rains many areas of Texas have experienced.
Temperature wise, several days of cloud cover kept May temperatures fairly mild with highs only in the upper 80s. Past history has shown that years in which May temperature did not reach the 90s, average temperature for those years was normal to slightly below normal.
2016 rainfall by the month:

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Roads closed due to flooding

This is the entrance to Steward Lane at the U.S. 84 and FM 27 intersection.

Photo by April Walker

City officials closed several roads in Fairfield today due to flooding issues. City Administrator Jeff Looney says the water is receding, which means the drainage is working, but urges people to take precautions when driving.
Closed roads include:
Bateman Street - these barricades are still up at the corner of Reunion and Renee streets. There is also a barricade up at the corner of U.S. 84 and Main Street, next to Dollar General.
Talford Street
Old Palestine Road
S. Texas 75 - TxDOT crews and City Police Officers are said to be on scene
Oak Street entrance to Thousand Oaks neighborhood
Several residents have reported flooding at the following:
FCR 540
FM 489 in Dew near CR 411
U.S. 84 East near Wildwood Addition
For more information, contact the City of Fairfield at 903-389-2633 or the Fairfield Police Department at 903-389-3901.

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