Houston Floods

By: From the AP
By: From the AP

UNDATED (AP) -- Heavy rain and powerful winds that spawned several tornadoes have swept across Texas, forcing drivers to abandon cars on flooded roads but not dropping enough water to make up for the state's historic drought.

Storms pounded Dallas and Fort Worth overnight. At dawn Wednesday, rescue
workers checked to make sure people weren't stuck in cars stranded in windshield-high water.

Record rainfall drenched the Austin area, which last summer suffered the most
devastating wildfires in Texas history.

The National Weather Service says tornadoes touched down near Austin, San Antonio and Houston, damaging homes and businesses. No injuries were reported.

The downpour was celebrated in drought-stricken Washington County near Houston.


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  • by Denise Location: Byron,IL on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM
    If people aren't interested you don't have to read the news. I happen to have family that lives on the edge of Houston. And when the storms knock out power we can't always be in touch. So to be able to see it here does comfort us.
  • by Chris Location: Rockford, IL on Jan 26, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    Why is this article under my local news? Want local news not this.
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