Disaster Declaration Issued for City of Edinburg Following Heavy Rain, Flooding

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EDINBURG – The city of Edinburg has issued a disaster declaration following heavy rains and flooding in the area. 

Edinburg Fire Chief Shawn Snider announced the mayor signed the emergency declaration on Wednesday.

"[It] prompts the state and the local area to know that there is a potential for severe damage to property and a threat of life," he says. 

Snider adds crews are prepping for the impending severe weather heading toward the Rio Grande Valley. 

The declaration will be sent to Gov. Greg Abbott. 

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