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Deweyville still under mandatory evacuation

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

While the flooding along Sabine River in Newton County has crested, the Deweyville area is still underwater.

The mandatory evacuation is still in effect for safety reasons due to the high water.

Around 400 homes in the town have flooded. FEMA officials will be out assessing the damage throughout the next few weeks.

Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, went out to the area and spoke with Newton County Judge Truman Dougharty. Dougharty is heartbroken over the damage to his county.

"This has been, in my 17 years,  the worst I've been through, even counting the hurricanes, Dougharty explained.  When you see destruction to property and when a whole community is underwater down there in Deweyville, its really bad.

Judge Truman said even though FEMA officials are out surveying homes, Newton County is not guaranteed to receive the disaster relief funding. Truman said he hopes they will be receiving some funding, and will stop at nothing to help his people.

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