Rocheport Takes Flooding Precautions

7 years 1 week 2 days ago Thursday, June 09 2011 Jun 9, 2011 Thursday, June 09, 2011 9:27:00 PM CDT June 09, 2011 in News
By: Molly Balkenbush

ROCHEPORT - The city of Rocheport is taking all necessary precautions for potential flooding in the area. Mayor John Zonda said they have 1700 feet of sandbags and barrier walls available if flooding takes place. The barrier walls stretch from one end of the Katy Trail to the other.

"We have plans set in place, all of the linguistics in place, we are just waiting to determine if we are going to do it or not, it is a waiting game at this point," said Mayor Zonda.

Although the town has experienced flooding in the past, Mayor Zonda said that only the lower lying parts of town, a few homes and the trail itself were affected. 

"If they close the trail, only the trail is closed," explained Mayor Zonda, "the rest of the town is still open with normal business."

Zonda said that one of the health concerns for members of the community is the germs and bacteria the river water carries. 

"This town has been through it enough, the town's folks pretty much know how to prepare," said Zonda. "The main thing we want to stress is that the plan is in place but we are not going to jump the gun."

Mayor Zonda said that more decisions will be made about flood preparations early next week.

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