Drenching rains on the Edwards Plateau of Texas west of San Antonio on Friday caused flash flooding across the region, with the Rio Grande town of Eagle Pass the hardest hit, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

  "The area could not soak up that much water and created a flash flood scenario here in Maverick County and Eagle Pass," Polo Vielma, the Maverick County Emergency Director, told News Radio 1200 WOAI Friday.

  Some areas received nine inches of rain between midnight and 8AM, according to the National Weather Service.

  Vielma says in low lying Eagle Pass the rain came up so fast that some people couldn't make it out of their homes.  He says dozens of people had to be rescued, some clinging to trees.

  "I would say about sixty folks that were affected are looking for shelter or are finding alternative places to stay," he said.

  There are no reports of any injuries across the region.  The rain has stopped in most places, but Vielma says evacuation orders remain in place.
  At one point, Eagle Pass officials listed thirty streets and crossings closed due to high water.