Mar 11, 2016

Over 23 Inches of Rain Triggers Record Flood Along the Sabine River, Others in the South (FORECAST)

Burkeville, TX
Deweyville, TX
New Orleans, LA
Hattiesburg, MS
USA
by
Quincy Vagell and Chris Dolce and Jon Erdman
,
The Weather Channel
Estimated Rainfall and Flood Reports. Image: The Weather Channel
Estimated Rainfall and Flood Reports. Image: The Weather Channel

Record flooding is already occurring along a stretch of the Sabine River, and will move downstream into next week along the Texas/Louisiana border, due to record releases from Toledo Bend Reservoir, first put in service in 1966.  The river already crushed a previous record crest near Burkeville, Texas by over 5 feet, and that crest is headed downstream for the town of Deweyville, Texas, where it may top the previous unofficial record crest from 1884 by over a foot, flooding numerous homes and leaving the town isolated