Texas Flooding Reaches Arkansas

With flood warnings lifted in many parts of Texas after more than a week of torrential rain, problems persisted in the Dallas area where water overflowed on Monday from upriver lakes that were filled beyond capacity. Severe weather in late May killed at least 31 people in Texas and Oklahoma. Many rivers in Texas remain swollen, with a few spilling over in places near Rosharon, about 30 miles south of Houston, where the Brazos River flooded into fields. In Arkansas, 27 counties have been declared disaster areas, mostly due to floods along the Arkansas River. Dozens of families in Jefferson County, about 40 miles south of Little Rock, were asked to leave homes in low-lying areas. The National Weather Service on Monday also issued a flash flood watch for the heavily populated East Coast stretching from Virginia into Massachusetts.