Edinburg, Texas (KVEO)—Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez has released a statement on Tropical Storm Hanna’s impact in the county.
The statement says the the county received between 8 to 12 inches of rain and heavy winds. According to county officials, their drainage system is at capacity, but flowing well.
The drainage will take 24 to 48 hours before the county can drain all the water.
“We had no fatalities, but many of our citizens live in areas where it is flooding. Many vehicles are stranded, power lines and transformers are down and we are evacuating people.” said the statement.
The county asks residents to please stay at home while streets remain flooded.
” Do not drive through flooded streets and do not drive around barricades. Even one foot of water can hide dangers to drivers.” said the release.