Governor declares disaster as Galveston flooded by heavy rain

GALVESTON, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday issued a disaster declaration for much of the Texas coast after heavy rain led to flooding in parts of Galveston.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch until 4 p.m. for much of Southeast Texas.

Radar showed several bands of heavy rain moving across Galveston Island.

A video shared by a KPRC2 viewer showed standing water at Shearn-Moody Plaza, at the corner of 25th and New Strand streets.

Photos showed the intersection of 67th Street and Heards Lane was also flooded.

KPRC2 reporter Taisha Walker tweeted a video of a flooded Broadway Street near 49th Street. Several blocks over on Broadway, Frank Pederson's car got stuck in high water.

"I was on my way to Texas A&M and there was a truck coming the other way and the wave kinda pushed me and he pushed me right in here," Pederson said.

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