Recent Rainfall Prompts Flood Warning

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Flood warnings remained in effect Sunday afternoon for the areas surrounding the Trinity, Brazos and Navasota Rivers.

According to information obtained from the Brazos River Authority and the River Forecast Center, the Brazos River is rapidly approaching flood stage of 43 feet and is expected to crest at 48.9 feet by 6 p.m. Monday.

Burleson County Judge Mike Sutherland said Sunday the county had received word from the state that Lake Limestone is full. If officials have to release water it is expected that the Brazos River will come out of its banks.

Emergency personnel went house to house Sunday in Burleson County warning people in that area of the expected flooding.

Sutherland says if these predicted levels are realized then there will be many road closures and extensive agricultural and property damage in the county.

He says primary concern is to make sure there are no life losses. If residents do have to evacuate, Burleson County will establish shelters in Caldwell.

On Sunday, the Trinity River measured at 137 feet and is forecasted to rise to 137.3 feet by Monday. Flood stage for the Trinity River is 134 feet.

Flood stage for the Navasota River is 15 feet and river officials say the river is forecasted to reach 15 feet around sunset Sunday afternoon. On Monday, the Navasota River could reach 19.4 feet.

Residents in the flood plain are being advised to secure their homes and livestock for the next few days.

We'll have more information throughout the day at and at News 3 at 10.

News Three's Carmen Izzo contributed to this story.