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Houston Faces Deluge, More Rain Likely

66 26.05.2015 Инфо

Deluge.
That's the best way to describe the nightmare Houston residents woke up to Tuesday, after over 10 inches of rain fell in some spots overnight. The storm inundated byways and highways, slowed first responders, knocked out power, and generally brought the Texas city to a standstill. Houston Fire Department Sr. Capt. Ruy Lozano told CNN that two people in Houston died because of the bad weather. That raises the overall death toll from the storm system to at least 22, with a dozen more people still missing.
The National Guard has been called to the are to assist with rescue attempts. And it's not just the tremendous rate of rainfall that's a problem, but the fact that it has lingered. More rain is expected. As CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri noted, "This is a long-duration event."