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Disaster Declaration for Flooding in South Texas

21 Jun 2018, 2:00 pm

 

The flooding alerts continued for Southern Texas on Thursday as heavy rain continued to fall. Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, announced a disaster declaration for six counties in the Lone Star State due to recent devastating flooding. The disaster declaration is valid for Aransas, Camerson, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio, and Willacy counties.

 

Around noon Thursday, the city of McAllen, TX declared a state of local emergency, taking to twitter to share information to the public. Cars were seen floating in the flood waters.

 

A Flash Flood Emergency was issued Thursday morning for South-Central Hidalgo County, impacting the several cities including McAllen, TX.

 

According to the National Weather Service Office in Brownsville, TX, Doppler radar indicated there was heavy rain across the warned area, where 5 to 7 inches of rain had already fallen.

According to the local office, this was a very dangerous situation, as there were reports of flooding occurring in homes, buildings and reports of water rescues.

 

 

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