Trinity Co. residents preparing for flooding from North Texas st - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Trinity Co. residents preparing for flooding from North Texas storms

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

After the recent North Texas rains, the residents of Trinity County are getting prepared for more flooding. They said the water is already several inches above normal although they've gotten little rain. A levee failure today in South Central Texas could heighten the issue. The rain we saw in North Texas is headed downstream. 

A Trinity couple is taking a walk down memory lane. 

"We're marking the road, so when it floods, people riding back and forth can see it," said Linda Thompson, a Trinity resident. 

They recall the constant flooding that buried the community's streets in the Spring. 

"The water wasn't let out in this area for two months," Thompson said. 

Friday, they're getting ready in the chance it happens all over again.  

"Right now the water has come up several feet already," Thompson said. 

The Trinity River Authority said the water levels in both Houston County and Trinity County are climbing steadily. Residents said several times they've gone to bed to wake up to flooding. Ironically, it's not from showers they've seen from their own skies. 

"It's coming from North of us from Dallas and points in between Dallas," Thompson said. 

A week after North Texas saw over 15 inches of downpour, flooding from the Richland Chambers Reservoir is creeping its way downstream.  

"A few days ago, we were fishing on our pier. Today, we can't even see our rod holders," Thompson said. 

Officials said the water won't stop rising until the 3rd of November. 

"This is the fourth time it's happened since December and the second time it's supposed to be really really bad," Thompson said. 

The water marks from the last flood are still clear, and those in the community said the flooding is not even normal for riverside living, but it's becoming commonplace for them.  

"We've been to the market. Got groceries in, and as long as it doesn't get to the house, we plan on staying," Thompson said. 

The Trinity River Authority said the Trinity River levels near Houston and Trinity counties didn't moved much Friday, but they are already three feet above average. 

Copyright 2015 KTRE. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly