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Trinity county residents concerned over flood waters

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TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Residents in the Sportsman's Oak subdivision have experienced extensive flooding to the point that roads leading to their homes are no longer drivable. In order to get home many residents have resorted to traveling by boat.

According to the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, residents in the area have not had access to this road for about two weeks. Heavy rainfall coupled with the release of water from Dallas-area dams have essentially wiped out entire lawns and roads. Jesse Partridge, a 15 year resident, was concerned about the safety of the flood waters and how they could affect his health.

“Yeah sometimes it gets on your feet, and your feet start hurting, so you have to soak them in Epson salt because all these are septic tanks out here," Partridge said.

Partridge said when dealing with wildlife, snakes are the main concern.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Armon Hewitt said that once flood waters do recede, the danger of creatures seeking shelter may just be beginning.

“When they can get back to their own habitat, that's what they going to try to do, but you still will probably see some that might take up residence around your house, if they get under your house and places like that; I wouldn't want to crawl under someone's house that's been under flood," Hewitt said.

Partridge said he is trying to make the best of his situation and only hopes conditions don't worsen.

“I just pray it doesn't come in my house", Partridge said.

Trinity County Judge Steven Page has asked for his county to be added to the list of 70 counties across the state under a disaster declaration, but he has not heard back from the governor's office.

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