FORT WORTH, Texas — In 2003, Mary Kelleher found her dream farm.
"We're in the city, but we have that country feel still," she said.
Off Randol Mill Road in Fort Worth, her property is filled with livestock and pets, including 100 cattle.
But if you visit the farm this week, you'll see there are no cattle in sight. They have been moved because half of the 12 acre-property is flooded.
"Yes. I always get nervous when it rains now," Kelleher said.
Many times, Kelleher and her husband have had to rescue their animals from flooding. Some did not survive.
"It's horrible. I still have nightmares of seeing the sheep go under and then not coming back up," she said.
She knows the farm is on a flood plain, and they are prepared for flooding from the Trinity River.
But Kelleher believes that clear-cutting from housing developments uphill are making the situation worse.
"The combination of LGI [Homes], D.R. Horton, plus the river getting out would be, no pun intended, the perfect storm," she said.
Kelleher said her neighborhood is suffering and believes they have a right to flood control. She's frustrated to the point where she is taking action and running for Tarrant County Water District.
WFAA reached out to both housing developers and did not receive a response at the time of this publication.