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The Latest: Disaster declaration issued after Texas floods


MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Texas' governor has issued a disaster declaration for six counties hit by severe weather and flooding this week.

Gov. Greg Abbott's Thursday declaration includes three counties in far South Texas — Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy counties. It also includes three in the Corpus Christi area — Aransas, Nueces and San Patricio counties.

Both areas experienced flooding this week after being inundated with rains.

Abbott said in a news release that even before the declaration, he'd authorized th...

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