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Flooding Hits Houston With a Vengeance
Strong storms are buffeting Texas for a second day, causing flooding and possible tornadoes. Travel is now difficult in the Houston area, where heavy rain and flooding have washed out roads and stopped some public transit. Houston’s nearly 23-mile light rail system suspended service Saturday due to heavy rain. Houston emergency management officials say high water was also affecting public bus routes and swamping major highways. Authorities say the Houston area has received up to 7 inches of rain since Friday night. The Associated Press reports the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for areas near Houston, Galveston, Bryan, College Station, Tyler and Texarkana until Saturday afternoon.
Nearly 12,000 customers of Dallas-based utility Oncor were without power Saturday, mainly in parts of East Texas.
To the west, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport canceled more than 40 flights Saturday. The area received more than 16 inches of rain Friday, and flights were suspended when the control tower was flooded.
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