- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - As progress was being made in draining floodwaters that deluged the Edinburg area in South Texas, officials were keeping their more expected rain.

Following downpours late Friday, about 150 people had to be evacuated from flooded homes. Hidalgo County officials said Sunday that progress had been made in relieving most of the flooded areas but they were watching a band of incoming rain.

Hidalgo County says 19 pumps and four vacuum trucks were helping clear the water. Drainage channels that were at capacity Saturday had started to recede.

Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Ricardo Saldana says they’re doing everything they can but adds that “as long as the rain keeps coming, we are going to have issues.”

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter.



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