Bob Alderman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Rio Grande City, said the hurricane was expected to move right over his town but instead passed to the north.
"We caught the southern edge of it.At 9:30 this morning, my rain gauge showed five and three-quarter inches of rain," Alderman
said."We had some winds blow branches out of trees.Some areas in town are flooded, but only the real low-lying areas.We had one shingle blow off.We feel pretty blessed."
said the floodwaters to the north were expected to flow south toward the Rio Grande Thursday night, potentially flooding Rio Grande City.