Death toll in US floods reaches 19

Most of the people who died were walking about on the streets of the city when it struck. He is scheduled to stand Friday for re-election to a fifth, four-year term, and the organization said the vote would go ahead as planned, despite the latest turmoil.

What’s vividly clear is the extreme vulnerability created by the continuing development pulse in some of the state’s most hazardous places – including [one of the hardest hit regions in Texas this past week, ] Hays County, in the heart of an area that weather and water agencies long ago dubbed “Flash Flood Alley”. Heavy rain overnight caused flooding and closure of sections of highways in the Houston area.

Randi Rosenkrantz holds her dog Sugar as she talks about the flood damage to her home Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Houston.

The homes next to the Carey house were also washed away.

Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck on Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 20 people dead and a dozen missing.

Residents must sort through waterlogged debris after deadly and destructive storms dumped inches of rain from the Hill Country to Houston in Texas, as well as parts of Oklahoma.

Houston’s emergency operations center announced the deaths Wednesday in a news release.

There’s a chance of storms for at least the next six days in Houston.

Previous storms affecting Texas’ Gulf Coast suspended production of millions of barrels of oil. Four people were confirmed killed in Oklahoma. People who were visiting or had summer homes, you have company from out of town, you don’t know. Hundreds of homes were damaged. Overall, more than 4,000 properties suffered damage from the flooding, CNN reported.

“Most definitely, most definitely that will certainly be part of our discussion,” Hays County Commissioner Will Conley said.

He added that regular flooding is the “nature of the beast in that area this time of the year”.

Eric Kayne/Getty Images the Brays Bayou flows after massive flooding May 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas.

The river crested above 40 feet – more than triple its flood stage of 13 feet – sweeping entire houses from their cement bases.

The sheriff’s office says Tovar’s daughter went looking for her after a hearing that her mother’s car wasn’t parked at the store where she works. Helicopter crews in both cities plucked to safety people who had been stranded in cars and on top of buildings.

A dam in southwest Texas was topped with water on Wednesday morning, but officials said it won’t break.

The return of heavy rains was impeding emergency rescue efforts across the state.

Houston: ‘We have cars littered all over the city’

. They said the new rainfall could lead to problems along bayous, creeks and rivers, though.

About 2½ inches of rain were recorded in north and northwest Harris County Wednesday with a line of storms that began just before dawn.

In addition to the five dead in Houston, three deaths have been reported in Hays County, as well as one death each from Medina, Milam, Travis and Williamson counties.

The department says people should not swim in affected areas.

“Engineers have assessed the dam and don’t anticipate a failure at this time,” the Midlothian police said in a statement.

Near Dallas, police evacuated individuals dwelling close to a dam that had threatened to burst and informed individuals to maneuver livestock to greater floor. That’s where the vacation home was swept away.

“We can provide some distribution items to help them clean up the water”.

In Hays County alone, 9 individuals have been lacking after flood waters on Monday swept away houses from their foundations.

In Houston, warnings from the National Weather Service were sent to mobile phones, but city officials said they haven’t installed a system that would allow them to give residents targeted warnings without the need to register.

 

 

Death toll rises after US storm

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