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Sep 2, 2011 6:48 PM by Jenise Fernandez

Erath Residents Preparing for Lee


"It's coming. You can't stop it, it's coming."

Jordan Gautreaux is preparing for the worst.

"We're most likely going to find higher ground. It gets really bad here and quite frankly i'm terrified," said Gautreaux.

Gautreaux and some of his neighbors at Acadiana Estates in Erath are worried about potential flooding.

"Just the way the highway is, the way it's made is horrible for us down here," said Gautreaux.

"That's really what concerns me is the water level here because we live in such a low lying area," said Rosalind Oliver.

Although it was six years ago, they remember Hurricane Rita all too well. Even though Tropical Storm Lee isn't expected to be like Rita, Rosalind Oliver can't help but remember the storm that destroyed her house.

"Catastrophe. Houses were lifted up, floated away. Animals drowned...horses, cows," said Oliver.

Rosalind has four kids, her youngest is three. She's watching and waiting and doesn't want to take any chances.

"Whatever I have to do for them I'll do. I'm just worried for them. If I have the slightest doubt, we're going to leave," said Oliver.

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