Flooding in Mercedes becomes dangerous in some areas

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Flash flooding watch has been active since yesterday in some areas across the Valley. 

As heavy rains continue residents in Mercedes are becoming concerned about flooding-prone areas, since more rain is expected on Wednesday evening and Thursday.

Director of Patient Transporting Services of The South Texas Emergency Care Foundation Rene Peres says if you’re trapped inside your home, there are some things you should keep in mind.

“Make sure [there are] no dangers, particularly anything with electrical,” he said. “Because the electricity, the electrocutions is typical what is going to get folks.”

Perez also says avoiding walking in floodwater is possible, or you could risk contracting a bacterial infection.

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