Public Safety Information Pertaining to High Water

City of Lake Dallas
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Mosquitoes
Heavy rainfall and rising lake levels bring pooling issues that have been occurring both on private and public property. These pools of water attract mosquitoes that bring the threat of West Nile Virus. If you are a resident of Lake Dallas and have standing water on your property, the city is giving away FREE mosquito dunks. Just bring proof of residency (driver's license or utility bill) to Lake Dallas City Hall Mon - Fri between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Limit 2 per household. If you notice standing water on public property and are concerned about mosquito issues, you can 
report your concern on our website. The City does not do aerial spraying. The best defense is the use of repellents and appropriate clothing.

Disaster Assistance
Texans in 20 more counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance. Denton County added to DR4223 for Individual Assistance.
Stay Connected
Additional Resources
Lake Cities Fire Department
  • Website
  • Phone: 940-321-2141, press 1 and leave a message for Chief Thiessen. Due to high call volume, you will need to leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
US Army Corps of Engineers
Denton County
Safety Tips
General
  • Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Both children and adults should stay away from flood waters which can be contaminated and/or have currents that could knock them off their feet.
  • Listen to the radio and/or television for information.
Driving
  • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
  • A foot of water will float many vehicles.
  • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) and pick-ups.
  • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. The road bed may be washed out under the water and you could be stranded or trapped.
  • Do not drive around a barricade. Barricades are there for your protection. Turn around and go the other way.
  • Do not try to take short cuts. They may be blocked. Stick to designated evacuation routes.
  • Be especially cautious driving at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
Safety and driving tips from www.ready.gov.