The Liberty County Office of Emergency Management ( LCOEM ) has provided these officials with a list of over 100 residents that have indicated they received various forms of damage from minor to destroyed.
Once State and FEMA officials complete their assessments LCOEM will advise everyone as to whether or not we will be added to the latest federal disaster declaration for our region. ( This would be our fourth declaration in the last twelve months )
The American Red Cross has closed the shelter in Cleveland and word is that the shelter in Liberty will close on Friday morning.
The Trinity River has remained steady over the past several days, with Liberty in moderate flood stage at 27.47 and Moss Bluff in flood stage at 13.73.
The Livingston Dam release has also remained steady at 39,400 cubic feet per second (cfs),however, flood water from areas north of the Livingston Dam are now entering Lake Livingston. LCOEM officials visited with Trinity River Authority (TRA) officials and have been advised that it is possible we could see a slight increase in the release rate, possibly up to the 50,000 cfs range, over the next couple of days.
This should not cause serious concern, however, it would certainly prolong the current flood situation.
Bottom line today is that LCOEM continues to monitor conditions, State and FEMA officials are assessing damages, and the river may rise slightly.
LCOEM will update as warranted..