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Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Texas

Heavy rains poured down Sunday night on the Texas Gulf Coast and throughout eastern Texas, leaving about a thousand houses flooded and hundreds of people in need of rescue. As much as 37 centimeters (more than 14 inches) of rain fell in the hardest hit areas of Texas. The heaviest downpours came in the early morning hours Monday, along with hail and small tornadoes in some areas. By daylight, city officials in Houston were scrambling to deploy rescue teams all around the city, and...

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