The watch for or approach of a tropical storm or hurricane brings extra precautions for those that dwell along the Sabine River Authority curtilage. Sometimes it's not the rain that falls along the coast, but what falls north of us into the rivers and lakes that end up flooding waterfront and other low-lying valley homes.

But as of this morning at 6 am local time Toledo Bend lake was at a nice 170.88 feet, the water levels were lowered earlier in the summer for some maintenance projects. One generator is running 24 hours and the spillway gates are closed. The lake level must approach about 192 feet before officials get concerned.

To keep up with lake levels check back here to this website or visit the SRV official website here.