Saturday, May 30, 2015

More Flooding in Texas After Week of Storms

Motorists are stranded along I-45 in north Houston on Tuesday, May 26, after overnight storms flooded the area. (Image Credit: Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP) Click to Enlarge.
Rain showers caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas early on Saturday, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 21 people earlier in the week, prompting U.S. President Obama to declare a disaster in the state.

Texas has endured record rainfall for the month of May. This week, flooding turned streets into rivers, ripped homes off their foundations, swept over thousands of vehicles and trapped people in cars and houses.

Obama signed a disaster declaration late on Friday to free up federal funds to help rebuild areas of Texas affected by the storms.  No estimate has been given for the damage in Texas.

On Saturday, there were reports of vehicles stuck in flooded streets in Rowlett, a community of nearly 60,000 residents just northeast of Dallas, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Jamie Gudmestad.

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