County asking for patience during flood extractions


EDINBURG, Texas — Hidalgo County leaders are asking the public to be patient. The county continuing efforts of extracting flood waters from areas impacted by Monday’s storms.

Leaders say the north east area of the county was the most impacted with some areas receiving more than 12 inches of rain. County officials are working with communities to address flood waters and are also looking at vector control.

Mosquitos will be a nuisance for at least the next month. More rain remains in the forecast for early next week.

Ricardo Saldana, Emergency Management coordinator, “He [Gov. Abbott] assured us that he is going to pre-deploy assets to the Rio Grande Valley to support Willacy, Cameron and Hidalgo Counties. Should be get impacted again, we’re going to get high profile vehicles with military assets.”

County leaders also want residents to stay vigilant and to pay attention to updates by the media.

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