Texans east of Houston still wading through high water

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ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS -  Derek Broussard, an Orange County business owner, talks about the rising water in his neck of the woods. "It's coming out of the gutters. It's coming out of the trenches. It's coming from everywhere."

Folks along the Texas-Louisiana border are still wading through the effects of Mother Nature, and I-10 should still be avoided, if possible.

Sadly, we're all too familiar with the devastating effects of excessive rain and flooding. So are the folks east of here.

"I've been in business 15 years and I've never had water like this," says Broussard

One of the biggest threats is the rising water from the Sabine River, leaving entire communities under water.

Rick Harper of Orange County says, "We can get out. But we can't get back in."

I-10 was shut down, then reopened, and may be shut down again with very little notice. An ark would probably come in handy right about now. While there may not be an ark to use, common sense is always available and the Texas Department of Transportation hopes residents will use it!

“We're really asking people to be aware of their surroundings and never drive into standing water and stay safe out there,” says Sara Dupree, Public Information Officer for TxDOT.

Good advice!