Theodore's World: Texas Governor Declares States Of Emergency, More Severe Weather Expected

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May 26, 2015

Texas Governor Declares States Of Emergency, More Severe Weather Expected

Texas Ravaged by Severe Weather and The New York Times Louie Bond called it a tsunami, a surge of water that began late Saturday night with torrential rains in Texas' Hill Country and raced down the bluff-lined valley ...5 dead, 12 missing as severe weather continues in Texas ... Days of flash flooding, tornadoes and historic rainfall across central Texas and Oklahoma swept away hundreds of homes and left at least five people dead and ... The other eight were missing, along with four others from the area, apparently lost in the torrent that capped weeks of rain and violent weather across Texas and Oklahoma. The weekend’s weather left three people known dead in the two states, and more heavy rain and tornadoes pummeled Texas on Monday.

Texas Governor Declares States Of Emergency, More Severe Weather Expected

Texas governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen ( VIDEO AT LINK)

The governor of Texas on Monday declared states of disaster in 24 counties, citing the severe weather and flash flooding that have killed at least two people.

The state has been pounded by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electrical power.

In declaring the states of disaster in 24 counties, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said: “The State of Texas has taken brisk action in dispatching all available resources to aid those affected by this severe weather system.

“My thoughts and prayers are with all the communities that are suffering as a result of this weather disaster, and I am grateful for the first responders who have worked tirelessly to provide shelter, care and resources to all impacted areas,” he said.

Widespread severe thunderstorms were forecast for Monday in north-central and northeast Texas and southern Oklahoma, likely bringing destructive winds, tornadoes and hail, the National Weather Service said.

The Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm and flash-flood warnings as well as tornado watches throughout the region.

The most intense storms threatening Texas and Oklahoma were likely to strike in the late afternoon and early evening, according to meteorologist Brian Lada.

“Damaging wind gusts and frequent lightning strikes can occur,” he said.

Parts of the area have received more than a foot and a half of rain since May 1, which is six times more than the area typically receives in all of May, Accuweather said.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Praying for you Tom and everyone in Texas and Oklahoma.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 26, 2015 12:55 AM


Thank you Chrissie. We are OK here in Garland. Our yards are waterlogged and we miss the sunshine but we are OK.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at May 26, 2015 10:55 PM

I am so glad!!!! You are OK, it has been looking so bad.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 26, 2015 11:59 PM