As we continue to track tropical moisture streaming into coastal sections of Texas, the effects of the heavy rain are now beginning to be felt Wednesday morning. This comes as numerous Flash Flood Emergencies get issued for the National Weather Service offices in the region due to the major flooding ongoing. Since the rain event begin on Sunday in the Lone Star State, rainfall totals in excess of one foot are beginning to be measured.

A largely-populated city like Corpus Christi and surrounding areas have especially been hit hard, especially Tuesday night due to the heavy, training thunderstorms dumping incredible amounts of rain.

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Some parts of the city have recorded over 12 inches of rain. In the greater Corpus Christi area, a widespread 6 to 10 inches has been measured, including 6.47 inches in Rockport. This city happens to be the same one where Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category four storm in late-August.

Now while this week’s rain event is nowhere near Harvey, residents have been concerned and some towns are actually dealing with flooding of a similar scale — or even worse in some cases — in southern Texas.

In McAllen, not only have water rescues been perfumed but several, large sinkholes have opened up in the middle of the road due to the excessive rainfall.

Also in McAllen, fire crews had to go through the below flooded road to reach a 91-year-old woman to rescue her. They were eventually able to reach her and bring her to safety.

Credit: City of McAllen, TX

Here are a few additional photos showing the scope of the flooding in McAllen, likely one of the hardest-hit cities in this rain event.

Issues have also arisen in Edinburg, where this roadway parallel to Interstate-69 is completely underwater, focusing the town to close it.

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Flooding has also been widespread across Mercedes.

Lastly, we take you to Weslaco, where water rescues have also been performed by the local fire department. The high water has forced people to wade through to seek dry ground.

Despite these terrible scenes coming out from parts of Texas, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Following additional rain on Wednesday, much of the region will begin to dry out on Thursday.


Jackson is Head of Content at WeatherOptics and produces several forecasts and manages all social media platforms. Previously, Jackson forecasted local weather for southwestern Connecticut, founding his website, Jackson's Weather, in the March of 2015. He is currently studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami.

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