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Residents Prepare For Severe Weather

By: Rashi Vats Email
By: Rashi Vats Email

With the ground still saturated from heavy rain more than a week ago, we could be facing the possibility of local flooding with these storms. Not only are residents getting ready, but cities in the Brazos Valley are too.

“I’m pretty worried about it because Carter Creek runs right here and my neighbors actually got water in their house so hopefully it doesn't get too bad,” said Austin White who was at home when parts of Carter Creek Parkway were flooded by the rains in February.

White spent part of the afternoon putting on a fresh set of windshield wipers to tackle the possibility of heavy rain.

"If the weather gets too bad, I'm a commuter student and I go to Sam, and I really don't want to drive through the weather. Like I really don't want to, but if they don't cancel school I have got to go because I have a test tomorrow,” said White.

Cities in the Brazos Valley, like Bryan and College Station, say they are preparing by making sure their drainage system is running ok. Crews have been out at some of the drains making sure there's no debris blocking the flow, and they have been also checking the creeks to make sure they are good to go.

City crews will be out all night monitoring the treatment plants and inspecting creek crossings to spot problems in the wastewater system.


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