Flood Waters In South Texas Recede After Torrent

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Rio Grande Valley's main highway is open again and flood waters have receded in southern Texas, where up to 13 inches of rain swamped homes Monday.

But to the north, things are different.

Flooding has been reported near Wichita Falls, and a flash flood warning remains in effect in that area. Standing water has left some roads and highways impassable, including a section of Interstate 44.

Yesterday in towns near the Rio Grande, emergency officials used boats to pluck dozens of people from their flooded houses. An estimated 750 homes in Starr County were flooded.

In Roma, about 200 miles south of San Antonio, eight inches of rain fell in three hours yesterday. The area hadn't yet recovered from last month's big storm, Hurricane Dolly.

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