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Although we are here in AZ enjoying the great sunny weather our thoughts and prayers are for friends and family back in Livingston and all of Texas who are under severe weather threats including possible tornados. GOD Speed for all those in harms way.

 

Stay safe and well,

 

Les and Sue

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We are in northeast Tx and it's definitely getting a little on the rough side!! Sure hope the rain estimates are wrong, we still haven't gotten rid of all the flood waters from Dec/Jan but it has gone down enough to open several of the State parks around our area. They are calling for 6-10 inches over the next several days...sure hope they are wrong!! Definitely welcome the prayers for all in the cross hairs of this weather system. After the terrible tragedy in the Louisianna RV park I pray that everyone listen for any warnings on the radio and tv!!!

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Well, out here in the area of Tyler we had just over 1" of rain but it came in a very short period of time. There were some ares with damage from high winds but no confirmed tornadoes thus far. As of now we are pretty well out of the danger zone, but round #2 is due in later tonight. It looks like we are going to be getting it in waves for Wed., Thur., Fri., and possibly even a bit on Sat. morning.

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Same here Kirk, lots of flooding already and supposedly lots more rain to come!!

 

Just checked the radar and it looks like you and I both are in for more severe weather later this afternoon!!! Oh well, I am on a tall hill looking at the lake so I guess I will just put some coffee on and enjoy the show!! Stay safe!

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Things are not looking good here...just talked to the Ranger and he said the lake had came up a little over an inch in less than 24 hours!!! While that doesn't sound like a lot, it is a major rise for that short of time. The bad part is it is that is basically rainfall, the major run-off from the swollen feeder streams and river won't even get here till Sat or Sun...and now the rain is supposed to last through Friday and into Saturday. The park we are at is on the high side of the lake and we are on a very high hill so we are in no danger at all but the campgrounds and parks on the other side are already partially flooded and this will definitely make them close down again.

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North TX and surrounding areas are not in the clear yet as runoff continues to increase. We got another inch of ran overnight, with our total for this storm now at 7 1/2 inches. Local news says that because the water table is far above normal here from the extremely wet year that 2015 was, there is little place for more water to soak in so the effects of flooding are taking place must more quickly that normal and the impact is much greater than would normally be. The area where we live is very sandy soil and quite flat due to the lack of runoff under normal rainfall conditions. At present there is water standing in depressions where life long residents say that they have never seen water stand before. From the sound it isn't going to end until late Friday or Saturday so it may well get worse, before it starts to get better.

 

Last night there was a location just to our east that I-20 was closed in both directions due to water over the highway. I've not yet heard if it has reopened yet.

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Well after only a couple of weeks being open the Ranger has decided to close the park again due to unsafe conditions brought on by rapid rise of the lake...hopefully we can get lucky the rest of the weekend and miss some of the rain that is forecast and begin to dry things out again!!

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