Photos show damaging flooding in Rockport-Fulton

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As showers continue in South Texas this week, the Rockport-Fulton area is dealing with damaging floods, and closed streets and businesses. 

On Wednesday, Rockport Mayor Pat Rios told Kris 6 News the area received more rain in the past few hours than it does in half a year. 

“It’s difficult for people to comprehend that,” Rios said to the television station.

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For Rockport, the National Weather Service predicts heavy rain to continue to threaten the city until Friday. A Flash Flood Watch has been extended through Friday evening. 

“We have had, what I would consider, record flooding,” Rockport Commander Larry Sinclair tellss to Kris 6 News. “In the 32 years that I’ve worked for this agency, we haven’t experienced flooding quite like this.”

Local Carolyn Matthews shared photos of the flooding she’s encountered in Rockport. She says it’s rained most Wednesday night and continues to into Thursday morning.