Tag: flooding

Brownsville Authorities working towards preventing flooding

With the recent effects of hurricane Harvey and now hurricane Irma on its way to the country residents of Brownsville are worried that the streets are not prepared to receive a natural phenomenon like a hurricane. They say that even with a little rain, the streets already flood rapidly. Residents of the area around southmost and 30th street se their neighborhoods would be greatly affected if any type of storm would occur. Authorities are currently working on creating preventive measures throughout all the areas that accumulate water when it rains, specifically on Southmost street, where various people have expressed...

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Valley residents prepare for possible flooding as Harvey hits South Texas

Hidalgo County — Authorities across the valley are preparing residents for any possible flooding as the remnants of Harvey hit south Texas. A voluntary evacuation has been issued for any rv residents on South Padre Island. Any residents and business owners who want to stay on the island can pick up bags at the public works workshop and sand at the convention center between 7am and 5pm tomorrow. You must bring a picture id or a utility bill. Brownsville residents can pick up bags at the main library and at the corner of Les Mauldin Road and Emery Watts...

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Residents Experience Minor Flooding After Rains

PENITAS (KFXV) — Several minor accidents, taking place throughout the day. You just heard one of dozens of “Pueblo De Palmas” residents who’ve been affected by the strong rain that hit several areas in the Valley. Some residents north of the city of PeƱitas, have been affected by an overflowing canal that left inches of water in several neighborhoods. While some drivers ventured over the water, others decided to turn away. But for Rene Santes Cortez and his family, this isn’t an option. The canal next to his home, overflowing into the road– showing just how much rainfall hit...

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California dam water level drops after massive evacuation

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Water levels dropped Monday at California’s Lake Oroville, stopping water from spilling over a massive dam’s potentially hazardous emergency spillway after authorities ordered the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people from towns lying below the lake. California Department of Water Resources officials are waiting for the light of dawn to inspect an erosion scar on the spillway at the Oroville Dam, the nation’s largest. The evacuations for people living below the lake were ordered Sunday after authorities warned that failure of the emergency spillway could send a 30-foot wall of water into the communities. The lake...

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Willacy County Files Suit Against Private Prison

Willacy County (KFXV) — A lawsuit is filed against a private prison company where Local Government Corporation alleges the Willacy County Prison was forced to close because of its failure to meet its most basic obligations, according to the contract. The lawsuit filed Wednesday, claims the private prison company failed to oversee and repair problems– which eventually led to the closure of the prison. Willacy County Local Government Corporation filing the lawsuit alleging that private prison company, ‘Management & Training Corporation’– also known as MTC– whom they partnered with, did not follow contract procedures. According to Willacy County’s management...

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