UPDATED 8:52 a.m.
The Weslaco Police Department has tweeted that all roads in the city are now open. In the same tweet, the department is asking that motorists continue to drive with caution.
Flooding brought on by heavy rains this evening has prompted the city of Weslaco to close several roads and intersections in this already-battered community.
Public Information Officer Eric Hernandez of the Weslaco Police Department confirmed via email the closure of the following locations:
>> Westgate and Pike;
>> Border and Business 83;
>> Texas and Torritos;
>> Texas and Huisache;
>> Texas and Esplanada;
>> Texas and Paisano;
>> Border and Paisano.
These intersections and streets will be closed “until further notice,” according to Hernandez.
Local residents have also began sharing videos of flooding on their social media pages, one such video posted on Facebook shows several vehicles at Victoria Palms in Donna almost entirely submerged. One motorist is shown attempting to push a vehicle out of the water.
This comes only a few months after the Mid-Valley was slammed with as much as 18 inches of rain, leaving large portions of the region under feet of water in some cases, displacing residents and closing businesses, and causing tens of millions of dollars in damages that prompted President Donald Trump to issue a federal disaster declaration.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has since opened offices locally to accept applications for federal assistance.
The National Weather Service in Brownsville has extended a flash flood warning for southeastern Hidalgo County until 1 a.m. The NWS has also reported 3 to 6 inches of rainfall in this area as of 10:41 p.m.
Areas where flooding can be expected include Weslaco, Donna and Elsa, according to the NWS.