SAN ANTONIO (AP) A little after noon Saturday, the last day of the rainy season in Texas, a rainstorm was on its way.
At dawn, the sun was setting over the Big Bend, a river that empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
A new record was set in the Lone Star State, and the state’s drought was making it all the more dramatic.
Texas is expected to hit a record-low temperature for May this year.
And that’s when the world’s biggest storm system is expected, bringing torrential downpours that could bring major flooding and landslides.
A flood watch is in effect for portions of the state and has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to suspend its crop insurance program.
“It’s a big deal,” said Steve Denson, chief of staff to Gov.
“I just think this is a real catastrophe.
The storm is moving out.
I think the storm will bring a lot of water and we’ll see how it impacts people, but I just think it’s a serious problem.”
The storms have come in the wake of a record number of tornadoes in the state, which has had more than 250 on the ground since April.
Texas saw more than 7,700 tornadoes over the last month, which was a new record for the state.
In May, the state had more tornado deaths than any other month.
The storms are also bringing out the worst in residents.
The most extreme weather is expected from Wednesday to Friday, with more than 60 inches of rain in the Houston area.
Floodwaters have already begun to overflow at some Houston homes and are expected to rise as high as 10 feet.
“We are dealing with the worst-case scenario,” said Dr. Steve Davis, chief medical officer for the Texas Department of State Health Services.
“A lot of homes will be in jeopardy.
People are going to be in the floodwaters for the next 24 hours.
It’s going to have a big impact on the area and the health of the people that live there.”
A man walks near a flooded street in San Antonio, Texas, on May 20, 2017.
(Photo: Jose Luis Magana, AP) The storms come at a critical time for Texas.
The state is struggling to stay ahead of the nation’s worst drought in more than 50 years, and is in the midst of a state of emergency.
This is the third time in four years the state has experienced drought.
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The flooding is being felt on a statewide scale, and there’s a clear warning that the rain and floods are coming.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a flood watch for the Houston region and warned that there will be significant flooding from Wednesday until Thursday.
“These storms are coming,” said Jim Henson, the meteorologist with the Weather Service.
The flood watches have been issued, the high water is in place, but there’s more flooding that is expected this weekend.” “
In the past few days, the water level has increased significantly.
The flood watches have been issued, the high water is in place, but there’s more flooding that is expected this weekend.”
The Associated Press has more.
The AP Weather Bureau has more on the weather.
This storm is the worst to hit Texas since a massive storm in the 1970s, the year before Harvey.
At that time, Harvey had a potential death toll of more than 20,000 people.
“What you are seeing now is a very, very bad situation,” said John Richey, a meteorologist for the National Weather System.
“This is going to continue to have an effect on the state of Texas, and all the people and communities that live here.”
The Weather Service issued a flash flood watch in the area of Houston, which means a flash flooding warning for all counties in Texas and the Rio Grande Valley until 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Flooding warnings for the entire area will be issued at 9 p.M. on Saturday, which is Friday.
In the Houston metropolitan area, a flash flash flood warning has been issued for all of Harris County, including areas of the city of Houston.
The Associated Public News has more in Houston.
Rick Perry and his top officials are on a conference call with state leaders and other federal officials to discuss the flooding situation.
“That’s why we are working together on a national response,” Perry said Saturday.
“There’s no other way to put it.
We’re not going to put our citizens at risk if we’re not prepared.”
The AP has more from the call.
Texas has been hit by more rain since the start of the year than the next-closest state, Oklahoma, and Texas has lost more rainfall than California.
The first storm of the season hit Texas just as it was starting to recover from