The National Weather Service has declared a Flash Flood Emergency for south-central Hidalgo county in Deep South Texas. This emergency situation includes Alton, Mission, and McAllen. 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. Heavy rain continues to move into the area and additional flooding is anticipated.

…THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY FOR SOUTH-CENTRAL HIDALGO
COUNTY…

…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 AM CDT FOR
CENTRAL HIDALGO AND NORTHEASTERN STARR COUNTIES…

At 801 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain across the warned
area. 3 to 5 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is already
occurring.

This is a FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY for south-central Hidalgo County.
This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW!

Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Mission, Hidalgo, Palmview, Penitas, La Joya, Palmhurst, North
McAllen, Sharyland, South McAllen and Mccook.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.