Publication Date March 16, 2016

Southeast Texas Flooding To Break Historic Record Set In 1884

United States
Interstate 10 westbound at Texas-Louisiana state line. Photo: TxDOT-Beaumont, Twitter

The National Weather Service says flooding in Southeast Texas will break at least one record that's stood for more than 100 years. Part of the Sabine River was forecast to crest to more than 33 feet, breaking the previous record set in 1884. The river in that area begins to flood at 24 feet. Nine spillway gates were open early Tuesday, releasing 67,000 cubic feet per second, according to the weather service