Breckenridge Texan

Storm causes localized flooding, no apparent major damage

Storm causes localized flooding, no apparent major damage
May 18
15:03 2019

The storm system that moved through Breckenridge early Saturday morning, May 18, caused some localized flooding, but no other damage was reported. The second wave of the storm, which had been predicted to hit Stephens County around 10 or 11 a.m., traveled on a more southerly path and did not affect most of the county directly.

Part of County Road 169 was washed away by Saturday morning’s rain storm. (Photo courtesy of Michael Roach)

Overnight and earlier in the morning, farther west, the same system generated what many have described as tornadoes, one of which caused quite a bit of damage in Abilene.

In Breckenridge, Walker Street flooded in the vicinity of Liveoak and Parks streets. Some vehicles  stalled in the deep water, but the flooding has subsided now.

Stephens County Judge Michael Roach reported that County Road 169, south of Eliasville, flooded and a portion of the road was damaged by the water.

The National Weather Service shows that a little more than 2 inches of rain was received at the Stephens County Airport between about 6:30 and 11 a.m today. The current forecast shows extremely low chances for additional rain, with sunny skies predicted through Sunday evening. Rain chances show back up on Monday, May 20.

In anticipation of flooding caused by Saturday morning’s storm, local emergency providers placed response vehicles on either side of the area that was expected to flood, so that there would be no delays in providing services as needed. (Photo courtesy of Rob Durham)

Cutline, top photo: A few vehicles stalled in the high water on Walker Street in the area of Parks and Liveoak streets on Saturday morning. (Photo courtesy of Rob Durham)

Story by Carla McKeown and Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

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