A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
STATE DEPARTMENT -- The State Department says the crunch at passport offices that threw a wrench into many a summer travel plan is over.
Hundreds of new workers have been hired and processing times are reported now to be normal.
At one point during the summer, the processing time had stretched to more than three months for a standard application.
The surge was largely the result of new post-9-11 immigration rules that took effect in January requiring U.S. citizens to have passports for air travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.
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