By Daniel Elizondo
Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel issued a declaration of disaster on Friday for Hardin County after torrential rains and thunderstorms pounded the area for much of the day.
County commissioners are set to pass the continuation of the disaster on Tuesday, extending for another 60 days.
Much of the area received as much as 7 inches on Thursday, falling on an already saturated county.
Some roadways that were closed slowly started to open up on Friday morning.
Village Creek is expected to crest to 20.10 feet on Saturday for the second time in less than a week.
Earlier in the week, the Texas Department of Transportation closed FM 418 near Silsbee at Village Creek as it overflowed onto the roadway.