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Ranchlands Pummeled, Populated Areas Spared By Tropical Disturbance

Ranchlands Pummeled, Populated Areas Spared By Tropical Disturbance

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Deep South Texas remains under a Flash Flood Watch through Sunday morning as a tropical disturbance continues to push west across the region.

So far, the populated areas of the Valley have been spared much of the heavy rains associated with the disturbance.  However, areas north of Edinburg, including Faysville, Linn-San Manuel ,and McCook, were hit by torrential rains overnight, causing several roads to flood.

Forecasters say scattered but strong sea breeze storms are possible through Sunday, and populated areas could still see locally heavy and flooding rains.  Forecasters also warn that runoff could result in canals and ditches, as well as the Arroyo Colorado, overflowing their banks.

Hidalgo County Emergency Management Coordinator Ric Saldana says pumps are operating to both alleviate and prevent flooding near levees and in several neighborhoods in Precinct 1, near Monte Cristo Road between Los Ebanos and Trosper in Precinct 3, and near Mile 17-1/2 and Seminary Road in Precinct 4.

Three shelters remain open – at the Donna Recreation Center, at First Baptist Church in Weslaco, and at the FEMA Safe Dome in La Feria.