(7:30 a.m. Saturday) - The water level in the Trinity River was measured at the Rosser gauge at 36.11 feet at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, compared to 36.04 feet at 11:30 p.m. Friday and up from 35.92 feet at 7:20 p.m. Friday.
This is slightly less than the previous NOAA forecast, which had estimated the level would reach about 36.7 feet at 7 a.m. Saturday. That prediction was itself down slightly from an earlier prediction of 37.6 feet late Friday or early Saturday, June 30. Cresting is characterized as a broad, flat crest.
Historically, the levee was breached at 37.5 feet.
An emergency shelter has been set up at First United Methodist Church at 300 N. Sherman in Ennis.
NOAA forecasts are adjusted frequently in response to changes in the weather, and residents are encouraged to monitor weather reports as well.
In an emergency, call 911. For other assistance, call the sheriff’s dispatcher at (972) 937-6060 or the local police or fire department.
The emergency toll-free line for the American Red Cross is (877) 505-4800
Road closures updated as of Friday evening:
Precinct 1 - Neck Road
Precinct 2 - Oilfield Road, Walker Creek Road, Spence Road, Sandswitch Road and
Precinct 3 - Cosby, Whiterock, Low Water
Precinct 4 - Ray White Road