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San Augustine experiences heavy rainfall, flooding

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SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) -

Roads that looks like rivers, fields that look lakes, and inches upon inches of water.

San Augustine is one of several areas in Deep East Texas experiencing heavy rainfall.

“Over the past 24 hours, it's been unreal,” said San Augustine resident Patrick Jackson.

San Augustine has seen severe rain in the past.

“You see this every 7 or 8 years,” Jackson said.

However, something about this recent downpour has Jackson worried.

"Another time, about 8 years ago, it was really bad,” Jackson remembers. “If it continues to flood like it's flooding right now,  we might see this again. We've seen roads hold water that have never held water."

In fact, those who tried to travel down FM 711 Wednesday, they probably had to turn around. The road was blocked off due to a culvert being destroyed by the flood damage.

While the barbershop owner hasn't seen any damage to his business or home just yet, Jackson knows in this type of weather, anything can change in an instant.

"It's thundering and lightening so hard that I had to get up and go in the middle of my house just to make sure everything was okay, because you may never know what happens,” Jackson said. “A tree may fall on the house or something like that, so it's best to be safe than sorry.”

However, Jackson says a recent city upgrade to the sewer system should help keep things above water, but still urges caution to his neighbors as the rain continues in San Augustine .

"If you don't have to be out, don't be out and if you are out be careful,” Jackson said. “Be mindful of your surroundings and make it home safe.”

The Texas Department of Transportation urges East Texans to be careful as well. If you see flooding, turn around, don’t drown.

San Augustine ISD will not have school on Thursday.

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