Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall along the Texas Louisiana border early this morning (June 22nd) and is bringing copious amounts of rain not only to East Texas but to Louisiana, Mississippi and parts of Alabama. With all the rain that is being forcasted to fall in these affected areas, the National Weather Service has issued Flash Flood Warnings for parts of Eastern Texas and throughout Louisian
Much of the flood waters in Kilgore, Henderson and Longview's residential areas have receded leaving behind a wet and muddy disaster in homes throughout the cities. The clean up effort is already underway and with dryer weather on the horizon, it'll kick into high gear this weekend.
The power of water is amazing. The devastation that flood waters cause is unimaginable. East Texans are unfortunately living through this unimaginable experience right now. Entire neighborhoods in Kilgore, Henderson and Longview were submerged by flood waters Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Now that most of the flood water has receded, it's time for cleanup.
Flooding concerns are on the top of just about everyone's mind in East Texas the past couple of days. The threat of flash flooding still exists through at least Friday evening. With all the rain we've received the past few days, several cities have had to issue some sort of evacuation orders or disaster declarations and such. The City Of Tyler is the last city to issue such notice.
It just keeps coming.
Yesterday in East Texas, we set rainfall records with upwards of four inches of rain falling in the Tyler-Longview area. And there's no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. Despite a brief respite this morning, another round of storms should be hitting the area by this afternoon and continuing well into the work week...
The National Weather Service says locally heavy rainfall is expected over much of the state today and tonight with widespread rain resulting in one to near three inches of rainfall. An isolated thunderstorm is also possible.
Our weather partners at KLTV Channel 7 in Tyler say the rainfall will stay throughout the day, and to expect lower temperatures later in the week...