Disaster declaration ordered for Harrison County, TX

Flooding along Caddo Lake at Uncertain in Harrison County, Texas. (Source: Chris Lummus via...
Flooding along Caddo Lake at Uncertain in Harrison County, Texas. (Source: Chris Lummus via
Published: Mar. 15, 2016 at 9:10 PM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2016 at 9:10 PM CDT
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HARRISON COUNTY, TX (KSLA) - A disaster declaration has been ordered in Harrison County, Texas due to flooding in the Caddo Lake area.

According to Harrison County officials, many homes and properties have been damaged and dozens of county roads impacted.

A full damage assessment could take several weeks or even months, authorities say.

Harrison and Marion counties were also included in a state disaster declaration.

County officials say their emergency management plan is very clear about utility outages. The sole discretion and decision to cut power lies with the power provider. The local government is to provide support after an outage to assist in restoring the utility.

Authorities say they'll make every effort to assist when needed and to make roads passable when possible.

Law enforcement agencies are also still patrolling the damage areas.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are displaced and have lost their homes and possessions," said the Harrison County Sheriff's Office.

The Harrison County website will be adding information about disaster recovery with a link on the front page and also under the Emergency Management tab.

Those needing that information can click here.

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