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.

KUT Public Radio

Thousands of volunteers over the last nine months have helped clean up more than 800 Central Texas homes that were flooded last year. Now hundreds more volunteers are coming in from all over the country to help with reconstruction – and local officials need places for them to stay.  

Wimberley Library


The Memorial Day flood in Wimberley was one of the most talked about disasters of 2015, and it remains a day that the community doesn't want to forget.  Members of the Wimberley City Library are putting the finishing touches on a book that is an oral history of those who lived through the flood and remained behind to pick up the pieces.