Power outages reported in Mercedes area due to heavy rainfall


MERCEDES, Texas (KVEO)—A power outage is affecting 3,200 residents in the area of Mercedes, according to American Electric Power (AEP.)

AEP Texas reported the outage on Twitter and said they are working to restore power to the area.

They added that their estimated time of restoration is 1: 30 p.m. However, this could change.

An Areal Flood Advisory has been issued for portions of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties until 1:30 a.m.

Areas that will experience flooding include Harlingen, Weslaco, Donna, Mercedes, Raymondville, La Feria. 1 to 3 inches of rain has fallen, and an additional 1-2 inches of rain is expected.

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