Friday, July 9, 2010

Southern Flooding; 2 States, 2 Causes

Thursday brought life threatening floods to both Texas and Oklahoma - but for different reasons.

The flooding in extreme south Texas along the Rio Grande River was due to the landfall of Tropical Depression #2. The area was still getting over the impacts from Hurricane Alex when this new system moved through.

The Rio Grande River at Laredo went from 3 feet deep to over 40 feet deep!

In Oklahoma, a stalled out front was causing widespread heavy rain. In and around the Oklahoma City area, widespread floods were reported. At least one death was reported.

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