Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Good and the Bad with Dolly

As Hurricane Dolly pushes towards south Texas, one of the biggest concerns for that area is not the wind or the storm surge. It is the potential for flash flooding as up to 10 inches of rain could fall in the valley of south Texas. This could lead to many high water rescues and flooded homes. The flip side is that this kind of rain would break the extreme drought that currently exist in that part of the state. The map to your left shows that from the Brazos Valley, to Austin, south towards Brownsville is under an exceptional drought. So the rain will help the local farmers but it will come at a price. Hopefully, Dolly will not move too slow but flooding is going to be a big concern come Wednesday.