Dike gives way, forc­ing evac­u­a­tions

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING - Com­piled from staff and wire re­ports

Some peo­ple whose homes were threat­ened by Rio Grande flood­ing had to be evac­u­ated af­ter a dike broke, po­lice said Mon­day.

Po­lice Chief Ri­cardo Trevino told KRGV-TV that the wa­ter Mon­day reached nearly two dozen homes. He said about 15 fam­i­lies evac­u­ated af­ter the dike failed overnight.

The Rio Grande rose af­ter heavy rain as­so­ci­ated with Hur­ri­cane Alex, which soaked north­ern Mex­ico and South Texas in late June and early this month, and other trop­i­cal weather.

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