McKinney Fire Department tonight rescued four people from cars swept away by flooding in Towne Lake Park. Swift water rescue crews used a boat to bring two people to safety. Two others were able to walk out. There were no injuries.
Roads around the park are being shut down as this area is known to flood during heavy rains. Do not drive around barricades or underestimate the power of this water. It takes just six inches of fast-moving water to knock over an adult and just a foot of water to carry away a small car.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.