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Residents of Sonora share videos of flooding on social media; relief funds established

At least two relief funds have been set up to help Sonora residents after flooding there Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.


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Residents of Sonora share videos of flooding on social media; relief funds established

Staff report, San Angelo Standard-Times Published 10:52 p.m. CT Sept. 21, 2018 | Updated 11:01 p.m. CT Sept. 21, 2018

Heavy rainfall in Sonora flooded parts of town and temporarily closed Interstate 10.

The Bank & Trust in Sonora has launched a relief fund to help those impacted, according to a post on the bank's Facebook page.

"Donating today will help those in our Sonora Strong community with basic needs and humanitarian aid," the post states.

The San Angelo Area Foundation has also set up a fund to help Sonora residents. More information on how to donate can be found at

Several people throughout Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 shared videos of the flooding, which overtook roadways and flowed into some homes and businesses.

Interstate 10 was closed for several hours, stranding motorists on the edges of town or seeking shelter in gas station parking lots.

A 50 percent chance of rain continues overnight Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday will bring a 30 percent chance of rain and Sunday has a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, NWS meteorologists predict.