Kilgore mayor R.E. Spradlin has issued a State of Emergency through the Kilgore Fire Department.

Widespread flooding has occurred throughout the city with many rescue situations and displacement of home owners and businesses.

Mandatory evacuations of home owners and business has been issued near flooded areas.

More severe weather is expected this afternoon.

Those that are evacuated should relocate to shelters or hotels.

A list of shelters is available through cityofkilgore.com or City of Kilgore Facebook Page.