Garza County dealing with flooded roads in aftermath of tornadic storm

Tornado touchdown in Garza County Saturday night

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Storms slowly moved out of our area toward the east after a storm in Garza County saw a tornado touch down several times Saturday evening.

Post and the rest of Garza County are dealing with flooding in the aftermath of heavy rain on Saturday night.

Sections of FM 669 between Post and Borden County have washed out. TxDOT is advising that the road is closed until repairs make it passable again.

You can find the latest road conditions at https://drivetexas.org/.

WATCH LIVE: We're live in the First Alert Weather Center tracking severe storms into Saturday night.

Posted by KCBD NewsChannel 11 on Saturday, May 23, 2020

Flash Flood Warning

  • Garza, TX

At 842 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated the rain had moved out of the warned area. Between 3 and 3.5 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing. HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. SOURCE...Doppler radar. IMPACT...Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Post. Since the rain has ended, flooding should slowly recede.

  • Garza, TX
  • Lynn, TX

At 813 PM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated the heavy rain had finally moved out of the warned area. However between 5 and 7 inches of rain have fallen. Flash flooding is already occurring and will continue. HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding. SOURCE...Doppler radar and automated gauges. IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams, highways and Farm to Market roads. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... FM 669 south of Post. Runoff and very dangerous flooding will be very slow to recede.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

  • Stonewall, TX
  • King, TX
  • Kent, TX

At 859 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 4 miles northwest of Benjamin to 9 miles northwest of Rotan, moving east at 35 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include... Aspermont, Jayton, Peacock, Old Glory and Swenson.

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