Emergency officials are bracing for the worst as Tropical Storm Bill continues to wreak havoc on some of the state’s eastern counties.
The ground in parts of Victoria, Jackson, Goliad, and Calhoun Counties near Matagorda Island is still saturated from the Memorial Day floods. Sgt. Jason Reyes with the Department of Public Safety says that’s a real concern.
“So this is going to make for these low-lying areas, the creeks and the low rivers to rise once again. So we just want to make sure the public is cautious of that," Reyes warned.
The State opened its emergency management command center in Austin and is closely monitoring the storm and the impact of the weather on a statewide basis.