Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rain soaks parts of Texas

El Paso Times (US): Heavy rains settled in across areas of North Texas for the sixth consecutive day Wednesday, dumping as much as 9 inches in Collin County and forcing postponement of a homecoming parade planned Saturday for Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin. Stacie Hanes, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, said several towns in North Texas received 3-4 inches of rain with the latest round of storms.

Fairview, located about 3 miles south of McKinney, received about 8 inches of rain while the McKinney and Allen areas reported 3-4 inches, Hanes said. Robert Salazar, an officer with the Fairview Police Department, said the latest rains weakened the supports of an asphalt bridge over Sloan Creek and made it unsafe to use. "It's definitely not passable anymore," he said. "It's probably going to have to be reconstructed."…

…The National Weather Service expected the rain to be gone by Thursday as the system moved to the eastern part of the state, Hanes said....

Blank map of Texas by Angr, Wikimedia Commons, under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation license, Version 1.2

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