Sonora Bracing for Additional Rainfall Wednesday
SONORA, TX -- Sonora residents and recovery workers are bracing for additional rainfall on Wednesday.
The National Weather Service office in San Angelo has forecast a 50 percent chance of rain for Sutton County Wednesday.
New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms in Sonora.
Isolated thunderstorms will be possible on Wednesday. The main hazard will be dangerous lightning.
Hundreds of homes and businesses had several feet of water and mud inside them as widespread flooding ran down the Dry Devil’s River through the center of Sonora situated on Interstate 10 and U.S. 277.
The flood waters ran from the north to south submerging the golf course at the north end of town following the Dry Devils River bed as it winds south through businesses and neighborhoods.
Homes and businesses on either side of the rain-swollen river rapidly filled with water as the raging torrent pushed down signs and power poles and tore up pavement at low water crossings through town.
More information is available on the Sonora Flood Relief Facebook page.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says for food supplies and donations, go through Annette at the Civic Center at 325-387-3101.
For monetary donations go through The Bank & Trust and the San Angelo Area Foundation.