Texas Task Force One Mobilized in Advance of Potential Flooding Along Rio Grande River

Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) has activated and deployed six swiftwater and two helicopter rescue teams to South Texas. The Rio Grande river has potential to flood over the next few as more rain is predicted in South Texas and along the Texas/Mexico border with the arrival of a tropical depression.

In anticipation of the flooding potential this week, TX-TF1 had deployed two liaison officers yesterday to South Texas to assist local elected officials and emergency managers. The swiftwater and helicopter rescue teams will be on standby in South Texas, awaiting requests by local jurisdictions should they experience flash flooding.

Texans are reminded to monitor local media or NOAA Weather Radio during severe weather events for any statements and/or warnings issued by the National Weather Service.


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