SAN ANTONIO — While the national focus is on Hurricane Florence on the East Coast, Texas is also bracing for possible severe weather Friday through the weekend.
A tropical disturbance over the Gulf of Mexico is moving into South Central Texas.
Texas Department of Transportation personnel have begun mobilizing and making preparations to respond to possible flooding. Several TxDOT crews from all over the state are now on stand by and are preparing in the Alamo City.
From San Antonio, they will deploy with equipment, such as bucket trucks, skid steers and dump trucks, to the hardest hit areas once the storm makes landfall.
"If a highway or roadway gets flooded, you know, if they feel they don’t have enough manpower to be able to distribute to what their needs are down there. They will make a call over here for assistance,” said Hernan Rozemberg with Texas Department of Transportation San Antonio District.
With most of Central Texas saturated from recent rainfall, any additional heavy downpours could lead to flash flooding.
“And depending what the need is, you know, whether it’s clearing debris or flooding or anything like that, you know, we would deploy the appropriate equipment.” said Rozemberg .
TxDOT officials said their crews are expected to stay mobilized for at least four days.