Hidalgo Co. Says They Are Prepared For Flooding

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 8:13am

It's spring time in South Texas which this means there is always the possibility of heavy flooding.
Tuesday.it was mostly cloudy with just a few sprinkles but Hidalgo county emergency coordinator Oscar Montoya says are ready for the heavy rains and flooding when it comes.

"You can never plan exactly for something but you can always be prepared, we have traveled around the state of Texas and i think that there are few areas that are willing to work together as we are."

Montoya says they have meetings throughout the year putting together that plan for when it does rain making sure the roads are as safe as possible.

"Law enforcement, emergency management work together for issues like that, very important people call in so they can react."

Montoya says they have crews working to make sure the drains are clear to prevent flooding.
Montoya says has if flooding don't take any chances on the roadways.

"They see water along the roadways they take that still take that chance hopefully they remember the saying turn around don't drown because its not only victimizing themselves they are also people there family members in harms way they are putting law enforcement and people trying to help them out."
 

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