Flooding Continues Across the South

(NBC News) A new week brings new worries for many rain-soaked communities across the South.

The Sabine River is on the rise, expected to crest midweek, setting a new and dangerous record.

"I’ve been doing this for 26 years. It’s the highest I’ve ever seen," says Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Director of Emergency Preparedness Glen Mears.

Across the river, the Texas town of Deweyville is already completely surrounded by water.

1,200 hundred residents have been forced to evacuate, and it could be days before they are allowed to return.

Meanwhile, areas along along the Pearl River separating Louisiana and Mississippi are seeing the possibility of worst flooding in more than three decades. Residents there are rushing to fill sandbags to protect the hundreds of homes under threat before heading for higher ground.

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