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CBP in South Texas Monitors Rio Grande Flooding; Most Ports Open

Release Date: 
July 7, 2010

Rio Grande Valley, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in the Rio Grande Valley would like to inform the traveling public that all Valley International Bridges remain open at this time, with the exception of the Los Ebanos Ferry which has been closed since June 24 due to high water in the Rio Grande.

CBP is closely monitoring the situation and is in constant communication with our partners with federal, state, local agencies and the government of Mexico. CBP is prepared and has contingency plans in place to address the flooding issue. A primary concern is for the safety of the traveling public and our officers.

"We will continue to monitor the flooding situation and will update you if the situation changes," said Leticia Moran, CBP director of field operations, Laredo, Texas. Moran added "U.S. Customs and Border Protection has activated an emergency operations command center and stands ready to implement contingency plans aimed at keeping our facilities secure, operational and providing for the safety of our officers and the traveling public."

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017