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Deadly flooding continues to slam Texas and Kansas


Flooding in Houston, Texas. (Angie Jane Grey/Flickr)

Heavy rains caused severe flooding in Texas and Kansas over the weekend. Six people died, and at least two are currently missing. (BTW, back in mid-April Houston was experiencing terrible flooding.)

Some places saw 16.5 inches of rain last week, and the intense flooding swept vehicles off roads.

The victims included 64-year-old Lela Holland, 49-year-old Jimmy Wayne Schaeffer, 21-year-old Darren Mitchell, 23-year-old Florida Molima, and 59-year-old Pyarali Rajebhi Umatiya.

The flooding centered around the Brazos River. Normally, the river is 3 feet deep, but with all the rain, it now measures 13 feet deep.

Authorities evacuated several residential areas as well as a prison near Houston.

Students at one elementary school had to spend Saturday night on campus.

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Deadly flooding continues to slam Texas and Kansas

Dana Brown

Dana is a freelance writer from Florida, the state that winter forgot. She likes video games, cats, fantasy novels, and complaining about the weather. Follow her on Twitter for intermittent whining about the First Amendment.

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