Presidio Braces for More Flooding

PRESIDIO - With Hurricane Norbert headed toward Mexico's Baja California coast, West Texas officials are preparing for more flooding in the already saturated border town of Presidio.

They plan to activate an emergency operations center Monday in Presidio.  With winds of 100 mph, Norbert was expected to hit Mexico early Saturday. Its remnants were expected to cause problems for West Texas next week.

Residents of Presidio have already spent weeks wondering if an earthen levee holding back the swollen Rio Grande would break.  Last month, the river eclipsed it's banks, filling a nearly quarter-mile wide channel between levees on each side of the border.

That flooding was blamed on heavy rains that filled rivers and reservoirs in Mexico.  The lone highway connecting Presidio, Redford and Lajitas via the Big Bend Ranch State Park also remained closed today.