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A good coverage of rain can be expected tonight into Friday as a rather strong upper level disturbance moves in from the west. Some of the rains Friday will be locally heavy with the potential for 1-2 inches of rain in some spots. Drier and cooler air will take over Friday night into Sunday.
Gas leak keeping Orange Co. residents from returning home
There is no significant change from the previous update this morning. Most of today consisted of the workers getting equipment and tools in place to repair the gas leak. Repair work on the leak is stopped at dark, and will resume during daylight hours on Friday. This is due to the dangers involved in working in the dark without significant light sources.
A few of the residents who live on Gulf Road and Scales Lane have been escorted to their homes by officials who have detector equipment in order to allow them to retrieve certain necessities. Residents of Gulf Road and Scales Lane who have been displaced can speak with company officials located at the red tent on Gulf Road near FM 408 for assistance or any questions or concerns.
Representatives of the companies involved in the repair work have said that this leak may take several more days to complete, which means it could go into the weekend.
Sheriff Keith Merritt