County to activate its Emergency Operations Center Thursday as sandbag distribution continues at all precincts

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EDINBURG – Hidalgo County Office of Emergency Management announced that it will open an Emergency Operations Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

“There is a 70 percent chance of the rain system in the gulf becoming a tropical depression with a possibility of dropping from 5 to 10 inches of rain and creating isolated incidents of flash flooding in some areas,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Ricardo Saldaña.“The biggest threat to our area will be Thursday evening.”

The county is working with our local and state emergency management offices to coordinate any response needed.  

In addition, precinct offices are continuing to distribute sandbags at the following locations on Thursday, Sept. 13:

Pct 1

Sunrise Hill Park

Mile 11 N and Mile 1 ½ W.

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Mercedes, TX

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


1902 Joe Stephens Ave

Weslaco, TX

9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Pct 2

Field Operations Facility

4100 S. Veterans Rd

San Juan, TX

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Pct 3

2401 N. Moorefield Rd (La Mansion)

Mission, TX

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Precinct 3 Drainage Yard Property

2800 W. Mile 7 Road

(La Homa Rd and 7 Mile Line)

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Pct 4

Operations Office

1124 N. M Road

Edinburg, TX

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

We will provide updates as they become available.

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