Harlingen CISD cancels Friday, Saturday activities

September 15, 2018

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2:45 p.m.

Harlingen CISD says it will continue a regular school schedule today. However, all Friday evening and Saturday activities have been canceled. Classes and activities will resume on Monday.

San Benito CISD: Due to inclement weather, students will be released early today according to the following times: Secondary Schools (SBHS, VMA, Gateway & PRC)-1 PM Middle Schools-1:45 PM Elementary Schools-2:30 PM


12:19 p.m.

Cameron County officials will stop giving out sandbags at 3 p.m.

The county says it has distributed about 15,000 sandbags at three county precincts in Brownsville, San Benito and Harlingen, plus it handed out bags to cities who needed them.

Officials say since the weather forecast calls for less rain and wind the distribution will end today.

“County crews did an amazing job in preparing and distributing tens of thousands of sandbags at our three precinct areas,” stated Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. “Cameron County continues to demonstrate its commitment to public safety for our residents as well as to disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.”

The entire Rio Grande Valley remains in a flash flood watch until Saturday.

In Hidalgo County emergency management officials expect four to eight inches of rain on already-saturated grounds. The state is 72 percent saturated, Hidalgo County Emergency Management Coordinator Ricardo Saldaña said.

“Here we’re totally saturated,” Saldaña said of the region.

Emergency management officials are also looking into opening shelters at the Donna Rec Center located at 307 Miller Ave. in Donna, First Baptist Church located at 600 S. Kansas Ave. in Weslaco, and La Joya ISD’s Memorial Middle School located at 2610 N. Moorefield Road in Mission.

Monitor Reporter Naxiely Lopez contributed to this report.

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