Posted: Oct 19, 2013 10:14 PM by Mike Manzoni -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Oct 20, 2013 3:47 PM
THREE RIVERS -- The Frio River continued to rise rapidly Saturday, creeping closer to a nearby mobile home park where residents are preparing to evacuate.
"The water's just getting deeper," said Janet Turner. "It's going to cause a lot of problems."
Residents estimate the water continued to rise Saturday about a foot per hour. Sheriff Larry Busby said at that rate some of the RV park could be under water as early as Sunday morning.
"[The water will] Probably [be] way up here somewhere," said Busby, standing a few hundred yards from the water's edge.
The rainfall last weekend caused the Nueces River to rise which in turn has caused a back-flow into the Frio River.
Turner, who is going to wait until Sunday to decide whether to evacuate, said five or six residents already have temporarily relocated to parks down elsewhere in town.
Emergency crews equipped with rescue boats and even a helicopter are on standby, Busby said.
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