Several die in Texas floods, more torrential rains in forecast

Several die in Texas floods, more torrential rains in forecast
Texas Floods

(TRUNEWS) Rescuers in Texas spent Memorial Day weekend recovering bodies, as the flooding and rain continued.

In the Houston area, one storm dropped 22 inches of rain in a couple of hours, killing 6. One woman died in her home and a man has swept away in his truck. The bodies of two people were found in creeks.

Two others died in the Austin area. Most of the problems took place in Washington County, which runs between the capitol city and Houston.

Flooding in Texas
Flooding in Texas

The storm caused problems as far north at Dallas, where 34 flights were cancelled and 104 were delayed. The Brazos River reached historic levels. A 10-year-old boy is missing after he fell into the water while fishing, according to NBC.

More heavy rain is expected Thursday and Friday.

“Texas’ terrain and location make parts of the state prone to unruly weather. Its proximity to a flow of moist air from the Gulf of Mexico sets the stage for heavy rain, and the high potential for rapid runoff in the Hill Country makes it vulnerable to flash floods,” said Lamont Bain, a Weather Service meteorologist, according to the New York Times.

In Kansas, the central region experienced flash flooding. The Wichita Fire Department is searching for an 11-year-old boy who disappeared after being swept away when a creek swelled.

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