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CORSICANA (CBS11) – Emergency crews are on standby in Navarro County.

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The area has been hard hit with heavy rain, and with more on the way, there is a fear of more flooding.

Some of the staff at the Emergency Operations Center have been up since 2:00 a.m. Wednesday.  They were grateful for light rain for much of the day, so they could spend time preparing for the next overnight round of storms.

Sandra and Van Thomas have lived in this area for decades, so they know when the weather gets rough not to take any chances.

“I just don’t want to get stuck and have to call a wrecker,” Sandra said.

The couple spent most of Tuesday at home, but fortunately the heavy rainfall stopped in time for Van to make a longstanding appointment with a doctor. That still required driving over some difficult roads.

“The water is off the road some. Where it is, I know where the road is, so it don’t worry me. We’ve lived here for 40 years,” Sandra said.

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The county road leading to the Thomas’s home was one of several emergency managers monitored throughout the day even as high waters began to recede.

“The amounts vary based on the forecast, but we know we could have additional flooding issues, so we want people to pay attention and heed the warnings when they do come out,” Navarro County Emergency Management Coordinator Eric Meyers said.

That’s why now that the doctor’s appointment is out of the way, the Thomas’s say they’re in until at least Friday.

“It was real bad yesterday,” Van Thomas said.

“And if it keeps raining, we’re going to be in trouble again,” Sandra Thomas added.

Emergency officials at the EOC say their biggest concern Wednesday night will be drivers unable to see closed roads in the dark.

That’s why they urge everyone to use caution especially on secondary roads which are the most vulnerable.

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