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Central Americans Crossing Border, Overwhelming Texas Shelters

From Texas Standard:

Over the past week, the Brazos River has risen to its highest level in more than 100 years. The rains that caused the overflow have led to at least six deaths in Texas.

Meteorologists are predicting that some 10 inches of rain will fall in the Houston area over the next several days. If so, we may be looking at another round of devastation in the fourth largest city in the nation. Houston has activated its emergency operations center.


Flooding just doesn’t seem to let up in Texas.

Six people have been killed in a new wave of floods in Houston. Rounds of heavy thunderstorms are washing across Oklahoma and Texas, raising the prospect that floods will worsen this week.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jose Luis Jimenez, managing news editor at Here & Now contributor Houston Public Media, to get the latest updates.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Portions of Texas 96 parks remain closed because of flood damage and fire.  Parks officials told legislators Monday expensive repairs are needed to reopen the inaccessible areas. 

Submerged subdivisions, impassable roads, overflowing creeks: For the second day in a row, Houston has been struggling to cope with disastrous flooding.

Nearly 18 inches of rain has fallen on parts of Houston and surrounding areas in the past two days, according to the Harris County Flood Warning System. The resulting floodwaters have reportedly led to the deaths of five people.

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