Heavy Rains Bring Devastating Floods to Texas Border Towns – Schools Closed, Roads Shut Down (Pictures and Videos)

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Heavy rains in South Texas have caused in areas that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey 10 months ago. 

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Heavy downpours lashed Texas’ Gulf Coast and unleashed flash floods on Wednesday, submerging vehicles, swamping homes and forcing numerous water rescues in towns still recovering from last year’s Hurricane Harvey.

Since Tuesday, rain of 5 to 10 inches was widespread along the Texas coast with up to 15 inches in isolated areas, National Weather Service meteorologist Tyler Castillo said Wednesday.

Port Aransas, which was devastated when Harvey hit last August, is among the cities inundated.

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Source: REUTERS/Adrees Latif

CBS affiliate KCTV reports that in the streets has been widespread throughout Corpus Christi and Texas’ Coastal Bend. It is making travel dangerous, if not impossible.

“Remember that if water covers the road, Turn Around, Don’t Drown,” KCTV says. “Driving through flood water can be deadly and can also flood out a vehicle, which will yield a hefty repair bill.”

Around 15 miles (24 km) to the west, roads collapsed in McAllen as they transformed into torrents.

McAllen was already in the news this week for images of migrant children held in cages at a Border Patrol Processing Center in the city.

Heavy rainfall was also expected to the north with up to 5 inches (13 cm) forecast for the Middle Mississippi Valley states of South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas throughout the day and into Thursday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

“Be prepared for water over roads due to rapid rises on creeks and streams or even water flowing from farm fields,” the NWS in Des Moines, Iowa, said in an advisory.


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Heavy Rains Bring Devastating Floods to Texas Border Towns - Schools Closed, Roads Shut Down (Pictures and Videos)
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