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The Brownsville Public Utilities Board on Monday initiated Stage 2 water restrictions under its Drought Contingency Plan in response to falling water levels at the Amistad and Falcon international reservoirs.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Wednesday came closer than it’s been all summer to imposing rolling blackouts for electricity customers in the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere across the state.
Plummeting water levels at both Falcon and Amistad international reservoirs continue to plummet due to a prolonged drought, prompting the largest city in Hidalgo County to implement water restrictions.
The National Weather Service Brownsville-Rio Grande Valley station has issued its seasonal outlook for September through November, and it's not good news.
Deadly heat that has gripped Texas for much of the summer has spread into other parts of the central U.S. this week where it is forecast to stay for days, with triple-digit temperatures buckling roads, straining water systems and threatening the power grid of the nation's energy capitol.
Two weeks after the large fire that ignited just south of Granjeno, the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban effective until the end of November.
Turns out Harold was a friendly fellow.
The depression in the Gulf of Mexico was upgraded to a tropical storm overnight and is anticipated to make landfall Tuesday morning.
The National Hurricane Center on Monday afternoon upgraded the system in the Gulf of Mexico that is moving toward the Valley to Tropical Depression Nine.
Rain! Well, hopefully.