The flood advisory was supposed to keep everyone on their toes until 12:30 a.m., followed by a flash flood warning that stretched until 12:45 a.m. It was a night to stay vigilant.
Around 10:20 p.m., a message was sent out to our fellow Laredo residents, urging us to stay safe. It was a simple yet crucial message: "These storms are creeping along, so be cautious. Flash flood warning in effect until midnight."
The reason for all this commotion was a flood advisory that was issued for Webb County. It was all due to some pesky minor flooding in the low-lying areas and spots with poor drainage, as well as water spilling onto our roads.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Doppler radar had a hunch that we were in for some heavy rain thanks to those thunderstorms.
They predicted minor flooding, with the south and central parts of Webb County, especially the rural corners, taking the brunt of it.
But the roads weren't playing nice either. The Laredo Police Department had to release a list of 18 street sections around 10:20 p.m.
that were basically turning into swimming pools. Our brave police officers were already out there making rescues.