Navarro County braces for possibility of more flooding

Navarro County is still drying out from the 10 inches of rain it got in this past weekend's severe weather.

With more downpours in the forecast, some are worried that even a small amount of rainfall could cause flooding.

TxDOT crews pumped out eight feet of water from part of the highway there that was submerged in rainwater.

Sunday's deluge flooded streets all over the county, swamping a number of cars. One driver drowned, and first responders were overwhelmed with water rescues.

With more rain in the forecast, county officials are just telling residents not to go out if they don't absolutely have to. There's just too much to risk, especially because many county roads are dark and it's hard to gauge how deep floodwater is.

"We're an economically-depressed county, and are stressed as well, and don't have the money to repair every road that we have," said Navarro County Judge H.M. Davenport. "…We continue to hope for rain no matter what, but we don't need any more if we can keep from it."


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