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Flooding overwhelms surrounding counties, sporting events moved

A motorist was stranded on Farm to Market 1530 near FM 64 around Ben Franklin, Texas in Delta County last Friday.
LD Loftis
Cooper Review

Over a foot of rain soaked areas of East Texas over the weekend starting Friday including Hunt, Hopkins and Delta Counties. Flash flooding created havoc on drivers as many roads were closed. Emergency personnel responded to several high water rescues. Drivers are reminded of the slogan, “Turn around, don’t drown.”

During Delta County Commissioners Court Monday, reports on the basement flooding and the leaks in the roof were given as well as patch work repairs necessary to sustain the jail. Many local businesses were working quickly to combat the wind and rains came in from the remnants of Hurricane Patricia. An upper-level low pressure system and an area of low pressure slid east along the Gulf Coast and combined to deliver the drenching downpours. This was the most precipitation this area has seen since the spring.

Last Friday the Sulphur Springs Wildcats game was scheduled to be played at home was moved to the new field turf stadium at Emory.

Due to forecasted rain this week’s away game for the Cooper Bulldogs will be moved to Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. against Alba-Golden. The hosting opponents opted not to move the game to Cooper, who have field turf, since it is the Panthers’ Senior Night game. Junior High and Junior Varsity games will be played this Wednesday in Cooper starting at 3:30 p.m.