Hidalgo county officials are calling for a voluntary evacuation for the residents of Los Ebanos colonia located just steps from the Rio Grande river, Daisy Martinez has more.
They came in bunches to the Los Ebanos ferry as it has been much of this week with people excited to get a close look or even capture a moment of the abundant water that has the Rio Grande river spilling over on it's banks. Officials are not taking this as an amusement, they say this is a real threat to the community of Los Ebanos and that's why they want people to get out now.
Authorities say that when a mandatory evacuations become to dangerous, emergency responders may not be able to get to everyone and some residents are taking this warning seriously. People planning to evacuate can seek shelter at La Joya high school.