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Crossroads deals with storm, its aftermath (w/video)

By Staff reports
May 26, 2014 at 12:26 a.m.

During Monday morning's storm, Victoria firefighters responded to a fire at a vacant commercial building at 1409 N.E. Water St. It's unknown whether the fire was related to the storm.

Victoria County is under a flash flood watch until noon Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Heavy rain fell Monday throughout the Crossroads, including in Goliad and Calhoun counties, where a tornado watch has been issued until 9 p.m. Monday. Goliad, Lavaca and Calhoun also were under a flash flood watch until noon Tuesday.

More heavy rainfall is possible yet Monday, which could produce flash flooding.

An estimated 2 to 5 inches of rain fell Monday morning in parts of Victoria. Water was as deep as 12-15 inches near intersection of Nursery and Parsons, the National Weather Service said.

The last day of the Victoria Builders Association's Parade of Homes was canceled because of flooding. If your organization has any weather updates, please comment to this article or email deliverydesk@vicad.com.

Victoria's annual Memorial Day service was delayed because of rain, but went on in an abbreviated format.

The weather service also issued a flash flood warning for central Jackson County until 3:15 p.m. Monday. Radar estimated 3-5 inches of rain had fallen.

A weather advisory was issued for northeastern Karnes, southern Gonzales and western DeWitt counties until 1:45 p.m.

For the latest weather bulletins posted in real time, click here.

To see reader photos of the rain and flooding, click here.

For full coverage see Tuesday's Advocate.

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