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Cameron County judge signs disaster declaration in response to recent severe weather

3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago Friday, July 09 2021 Jul 9, 2021 July 09, 2021 5:05 PM July 09, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. signed a disaster declaration Friday in response to the flooding seen in the county as a result of the recent rains.

The disaster declaration goes into effect immediately and will last for a week. Once those seven days are over the Cameron County Commissioner’s Court can renew it.

According to the National Weather Service, Cameron County remains in a Flash Flood Watch Advisory and is classified as a high risk for excessive rainfall, the news release stated. This can lead to low-lying and flood-prone areas in the county to receive additional flooding. 

All county residents are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel and report any property damage online.

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