A Flash Flood Emergency has been issued for Weslaco, TX in Hidalgo County which is in the Rio Grande Valley. Extremely heavy rain has resulted in very dangerous flash flooding. Numerous roads are flooded and evacuations of low-lying areas are underway. Heavy rain continues to fall and the situation will only worsen over the next few hours.
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
206 PM CDT SAT OCT 24 2015
…FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR WESLACO…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS EXTENDED THE
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN HIDALGO COUNTY IN DEEP SOUTH TEXAS…
* UNTIL 500 PM CDT
* AT 203 PM CDT…EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED FLASH FLOODING
ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS ALREADY OCCURRING.
EVACUATIONS ARE UNDERWAY IN THE CITY LIMITS OF WESLACO.
THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR WESLACO.
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE
THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE
FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER.
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. ACT QUICKLY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.
PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU
CAN DO SO SAFELY.