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Live Oak County Preparing for Nueces River Flooding

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LIVE OAK COUNTY (Kiii News) -

The fear of flooding along the Nueces River has had Live Oak County officials taking action. The river is supposed to crest at 40 feet this weekend, which is 15 feet over the river banks.

The Live Oak County Sheriff's Department has been going door to door notifying river residents of the flood danger.
     
"The crest will be east of George West sometime Sunday morning and slowly make it's way down the river, but all our residents in low-lying areas have been alerted," Emergency Management Coordinator Gene Chapline said. "Those who went through the 2002 flooding will be safe this time. In 2002, the river crested at 43 feet. This time at 40 feet, so those who have gone through it before know what to expect."

A subdivision called River Creek Acres is about five miles southeast of George West. By Sunday afternoon, it's expected that the Nueces River will begin pushing water into those residents' homes. They have been warned, and officials believe the waters will quickly recede.

Also, the American Red Cross will be stationed at the Live Oak County Criminal Justice Center on Saturday. They will be there to assist any residents with food or drinks.

No shelters are being set up, because again, officials believe that most of the flooding will not affect residents enough that they will have to leave their homes.

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