Hi. I'm Carl Azuz and Fridays are awesome!Last time I'll say that on air for the 2015-2016 school year.
Our daily show will pick up back again on Monday, August 15th.All right. Let's get to today's current events.
First up, this morning, the southern and central parts of Texas were under a flash flood watch.May was the wettest month in the U.S. state's history, but June hasn't brought any relief so far.Rainfall of more than two inches per hour is in the forecast.The governor has declared a state of emergency in 31 Texas counties and what that does is speed up assistance to the areas that need it most.The grounds are already saturated in many parts of the state.So, our forecast of more rain can only increase the threat of floods.For perspective, last month alone, Texas got more than 35 trillion, that's trillion with a T, 35 trillion gallons of rain.That would have been enough to cover the entire state with almost eight inches of water, though the rain was concentrated in specific areas.Where is it all going?
We've already seen the water come up and actually, the sheriff office came by and said, have you seen the water go down?Because we think we've crested it.No, it hasn't crested yet. It's still coming up. And let me get out of the way here.You can see behind me.This is the river. It's Brazos River.We should be talking about a river that's about 200 feet wide.It is well over a mile to the other side.This is not a boat ramp.This is an exit ramp from the turnaround to go under the bridge and back up unto the highway the other direction.People won't be driving on this for quite some time.The rain continues in places that have seen now up to 20 inches of rain just this month.