Heavy rain causing sinkholes in South Texas city

Social media photos show sinkholes in McAllen

City of McAllen

MCALLEN, Texas – Heavy rains in parts of South Texas have caused major flooding and sinkholes in some Texas cities.

The city of McAllen posted photos of several sinkholes around the city on Facebook and is warning drivers to be wary when driving.

This comes after videos were posted to social media that show flooding in cities like Weslaco and Corpus Christi.

Pictures and posts on social media show major flooding in South Texas and along Texas coast

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of South Texas through Thursday morning.

KSAT 12 News reporter Bill Barajas thought he was covering a story about flooding in the Rio Grande Valley when there was a call for help. Watch the report below:

⚠️A reminder to steer clear of Ebony and 24th. There are several sinkholes in the area. #DriveSafe

Posted by City of McAllen TX Government on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

⚠️There are scenes like this around McAllen, please stay safe. Do not drive if you don’t have to. Flash flood emergency warning is currently in effect. 📸: McAllen resident

Posted by City of McAllen TX Government on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.