Hidalgo County officials have reported flooding in parts of the region after overnight rains drenched already-saturated grounds.
Aiming to “alleviate and prevent future flooding,” county crews are currently pumping out water from several affected areas and are continuing to provide sandbags, according to a county news release issued this morning.
Among the locations where crews are pumping out water are several levees near neighborhoods in La Villa at Mile 16, Mile 12, Milano and Mile 5 in the Precinct 1 area, including the Midway drain.
Flooding has thus far not been reported in Precinct 2, but county officials say pumps are on standby.
Crews are currently pumping out water near Monte Cristo and 10 Mile between Los Ebanos and Trosper Road, and other locations in Precinct 3.
Pumps and tankers are currently on Seminary Road and on Mile 17 ½ pumping out water in the Precinct 4 location.
“Overnight, residents in Precinct 4 at Monte Cristo and Big 5 were impacted by rainwater but no evacuations were reported,” the release read.
In the meantime, residents can still report weather-related issues by calling the county call center at (956) 292-7750. Residents may also use the center to request information about sandbag distribution, which has been scaled down today.
>> Donna Recreation Center at 307 Miller Ave. in Donna
>> First Baptist Church at 600 S. Kansas Ave. in Weslaco
>> Memorial Middle School at 2610 N. Moorefield Road in Mission
>> Inspiration Road from Mile 5 to Mile 6
>> Bryan Road from Mile 5 to Mile 6
>> Mayberry Road from FM 2221 to Monte Cristo Road
>> Inspiration Road from 8 Mile Line to 10 Mile Line
>> Mile 13 from Rooth Road to Ware Road
>> Mile 17 ½ from Ware Road to Hoehn Road
>> From noon to 7 p.m. today at Sunrise Hill Park, located at Mile 11 N and Mile 1 ½ W. in Mercedes — no proof required, and residents are limited to six sandbags per household.
>> From noon to 7 p.m. today at Monte Alto Veterans Park at Valdez Road and 1st Street — no proof required, and residents are limited to six sandbags per household.
>> From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 2401 N. Moorefield Road, La Mansion, in Mission — no proof required, and residents are limited to six sandbags per household.