Walker County Declared Disaster Area

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After weeks of heavy rain and flooding, Walker County will be getting some much needed assistance.

Governor Rick Perry has declared the county a disaster area. Perry signed a proclamation in June for 37 counties and added Walker County along with 15 other counties last week.

The Trinity River continues to cause problems in the county. Heavy rains and flood waters out of the Dallas area have significantly raised the level of the river. Water has seeped into about 10 houses and several roads remain closed.

The Trinity River has crested at 137 feet and is expected to stay that way until Tuesday.

The Texas Department of Transportation has a complete list of road closures.