Flooding reported at A&M campus

February 3, 2012 8:35:51 PM PST
The National Weather Service says portions of the Texas A&M campus were flooded from storms that moved over College Station Friday.

The weather service says the basement of Commons dormitory was flooded, and about 2 and half inches of hail also was reported on campus.

NWS was also reporting that Bizzell Street on the A&M campus is under 2 to 3 feet of water; it's located on the east side of campus.

University officials confirmed there was flooding on campus but they couldn't provide specifics at the time. But by 10pm, the water seemed to have receded.

Nearby Wolf Penn Creek was slightly out of its banks but it didn't cause any major problems.

The same storm also produced a small tornado in Snook, KTRK Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller said. Power lines were knocked down and a couple of large buildings were damaged by the twister. As the storm moved northeast, the rotation weakened and it slowed down. As a result, over 4 inches of rain fell around Bryan-College Station, quickly flooding some roads.

"Emergency officials responded to many water rescues around campus and throughout the community," Heller said.

And more rain is coming, to College Station and the rest of southeast Texas.

Heller says strong, slow moving thunderstorms could cause additional flood problems through early Saturday. There's a possibility of 2-3 inches of rain here in the Houston area. Some neighborhoods could have more than that if storms move slow enough.

Stay with Eyewitness News and abc13.com for the latest details.


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