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Tree down, flash flooding, VA clinic closing in Angelina Co. from tropical storm

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Angelina County hasn't had much of an opportunity to dry out, before more heavy rain from tropical depression bill hit deep East Texas.

Power became a widespread issue across county. Oncor energy stated around four hundred people were affected by the outages, but closed businesses like the Lufkin veteran's clinic could have amounted to much more.

The clinic shut its doors around nine a.m., remaining closed the remainder of the day, leaving many unable to retrieve prescriptions, among other resources.

The roads also proved to be increasingly dangerous, throughout the day as highways and roadways experienced flash flooding.

TxDot crews were on standby in areas that drivers could have been caught in the shallow flowing water.

Due to the non-stop rain and flooding, Twin Oaks road in Lufkin found itself completely blocked by a fallen tree. The heavy rainfall creates too much moisture beneath the ground causing this one, among dozens of others to collapse.

After full a day of continuous rain, the national weather service has extended the flash flood warning until 6:45 this evening.

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