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Flooding Begins – Historic Hurricane Patricia Makes Landfall

23 Oct 2015, 8:06 pm

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At 6:15pm CDT Friday, Hurricane Patricia made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane with 165 mph winds. According to the National Hurricane Center, the center of the storm crossed over southwestern Mexico near Cuixmala, 55 miles west-northwest of Manzanillo.

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Moisture from Hurricane Patricia is expected to produce even more heavy rainfall for Texas this weekend. Parts of the Lone Star State could receive over a foot of rainfall by Sunday. Flash Flooding is a major concern through the weekend.

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Already, Corsicana Municipal Airport recorded 13.25 inches of rainfall on Friday. North Texas Municipal Water District reported waste water from its South Mesquite Regional Waste Water Treatment facility had to release an excess of 100,000 gallons of domestic waste water into Mesquite Creek. The facility warns the public to avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the discharge.

Texas Department of Transportation is prepping the roads for the additional rain.

Flooded roadways in Dallas:

●SBX – Bexar St.
●Illinois @ Linfield
●Sargent @ Southerland
●4700 Hatcher
●Luna @ Y
●Tantor @ X
●Goodnight @ Walnut Hill
●Inwood @ Park
●Sylvan Bridge @ Trinity River
●4400 Skillman
●7400 Merriman Pkwy
●West Lather @ NW Hwy.
●Goforth @ Lanshire
●SFPX – Farmers Mkt @ Pearl
For Weather Nation: Meteorologist, Monica Cryan
(headline image: @dixiealleychsr)

Images From The Ground

Inside Patricia With NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters

Patricia From ISS

Strongest CAT 5 Hurricane Patricia to Impact Mexico & Texas
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