5 dead and hundreds rescued in Houston flooding

Published on : Tuesday, April 19, 2016

houston floodHundreds of people have been evacuated and at least 5 people have been killed in flooding that covered the Houston region.  Thousands of homes and businesses have been knocked out of power leading to a life-threatening emergency as the city said on an emergency website. All the residents and tourists have been alarmed to avoid travel at all costs.


The officials reported four of the deaths that happened in hard-hit Harris County. The driver of an 18-wheeler was found dead inside the cab after he drove into high waters, a Harris County constable reported, and another man was found dead in a submerged car. Two others were found dead after driving around a barricade on Houston’s west side.


Harris County Emergency Management crews performed 1,200 high-water rescues as of Monday afternoon and are providing hope to the stranded citizens that they will rescue them.


More than 1,000 homes were flooded in Harris County and many more are trapped in their homes or attics.


The water being too deep for crews to reach in high-water vehicles, the rescuers were trying to get to those people in boats.


Nine hospitals in the region were closed to additional patients because of the flooding, three apartment buildings were evacuated, and residents were being sheltered at a mall.


It has been estimated that as high as 240 billion gallons of rain has fallen in the Houston area and the estimate may rise soon. The National Weather Service has forecasted more chances of rain and thunderstorms.


The heavy rains forced seven of the city’s many bayous out of their banks and created flooding in parts of the city that had not flooded for many years.

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