A Texas senator on Monday celebrated the rain that started to tame the fires that have raged through his drought-stricken state.
“Thank goodness for the rain,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) tweeted.
CNN reported heavy rainfall in several Texas cities Sunday night, noting that this summer has been one of the driest of all time for Texas — and one of the worst fire seasons.
Cornyn has been tracking the wildfires diligently this past month. He met with Texas Forest Service officials a few weeks ago to thank them for their hard work and, along with fellow Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R), has requested emergency funding for the areas overtaken by the wildfire.
The sudden downpour, while stunting the drought, could also lead to flash flooding in parts of northern Texas and Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service.