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Oct 20, 2013 11:46 PM by Mike Manzoni -- mmanzoni@kristv.com

Mobile Homes Spared From Flooding

THREE RIVERS -- The Frio River continued to rise Sunday, but stopped short of threatening a nearby mobile home park, prompting residents and law enforcement officials to cancel evacuation plans. The water, which reached 38-feet, 13-feet above flood level, began slowing to about three or four inches per hour, residents said. Many residents planned to evacuate and relocate to another park if the waters came close enough to their RVs. The Live Oak County Sheriff's Department had emergency crews and rescue equipment on standby until Sunday afternoon when the crews were sent home. Even though the water stopped short of touching the mobile homes, it still came a lot closer than usual, and so have alligators. "Its head was just hitting about a foot wide, so he's a pretty good size gator," said Janet Turner, a resident at the park. Sheriff Larry Busby said in an interview Saturday that alligators swim in from Choke Canyon and usually do not bother anyone unless disturbed.

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