A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for most of the Brazos Valley until 12pm. A FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for southeast Burleson, Washington, eastern Waller, west central Montgomery, and southeastern Grimes county until 7am, eastern Brazos, northern Grimes, northwestern Walker, and Madison counties until 8:15am, and Leon county until 8:30am. A line of thunderstorms -- containing gusty winds, heavy rain, thunder, & lightning -- is sliding east toward the Brazos Valley. 1 to 3 inches of rain could fall as this line continues to move east.
Crews have begun repair work on the Port Arthur Civic Center nearly ten months after Hurricane Rita came ashore.
Hurricane-related holes and other damage to the roof have allowed rain to enter the structure.
Port Arthur officials hope the one (M) million dollar repair job, which started this week, will be done by November first.
Rita made landfall September 24th near Sabine Pass, about ten miles south of Port Arthur.
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