Trinity River Status

LIBERTY, November 10, 2015 - The Trinity River has stabilized and is currently holding slightly above 29 feet in Liberty and 14.28 feet in Moss Bluff. The current release from the Lake Livingston Dam remains at 59,600 cfs, where it has been since November 5th.

This is good news as far as the flooding situation along the river, as we do not anticipate any increases over the next several days.

Currently Lake Livingston is at 132.59, or approximately 1.5 feet above normal pool level. The lake level is slowly dropping and we are hopeful that within the next few days, the folks at the Trinity River Authority will decrease the flow from the dam, which will allow us some relief from the high water.

Regarding the recovery efforts for the October 31st heavy rainfall event, federal,state and local officials will be touring the hardest hit areas on Thursday to continue gathering information in order to confirm our need for FEMA assistance.

There is no FEMA assistance available at this time,however,our office staff has spoken to over 100 homeowners throughout the county that have experienced damage due to this event and we are forwarding that information to state and federal officials.

We continue to ask residents that received damage during the heavy rainfall event on October 31st, to call our office at 936-334-3219 and we will add you to our growing list of affected residents.

The Red Cross did visit some of the hardest hit areas and have provided cleanup kits and other similar items to help residents begin cleaning up their homes. We have not received any request for sheltering and do not anticipate the need for shelters in the county at this time.

We will certainly continue monitoring conditions and update as warranted.


Tom Branch
Coordinator
Office of Emergency Management &
Homeland Security
Liberty County, Texas

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