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Remnants of Hurricane Patricia Causing Flooding in Texas

Heavy rains are expected to fall in Southeast Texas through midday Sunday as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia combined with a powerful storm system that has flooded roads in the state and caused a freight train to derail.


The focus Sunday is along the state’s Gulf Coast. Areas near Houston received up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) of rain Saturday and forecasters warned of flooding with the potential for another 10 centimeters (4 inches) before dry weather moves in Monday.​


Mayor Annise Parker warned residents to stay away from wet roads after dark and be aware of flash floods, which the National Weather Service said were occurring in the city early Sunday. No one was reported hurt, but several motorists were stranded.


Flash-flood watch

Forecasters say Houston and Galveston remain under a flash flood watch through Monday morning.


In Galveston, authorities urged voluntary evacuation of the elderly and residents with medical issues on the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston Bay.

The storms could hinder transportation to and from the peninsula. Power outages are also possible as a result of gale force winds, authorities said. Source: RNBO

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