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The rain has stopped, but the flooding continues in North Texas

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Two days after the rain stopped falling, the flooding continued Monday -- from one end of Texas to the other.

"From above Lake Bridgeport, all the way to the Gulf Coast, it's all the Trinity can stand," said David Marshall, the Tarrant Regional Water District's director of engineering and operations support.

At an ...Read more

Climatologists continue to call for slow hurricane season

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- In an updated outlook, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray continue to call for a slow hurricane season with eight named storms, including three hurricanes.

"A strong El Nino event now appears likely," said Klotzbach, referring to the weather pattern that suppresses storm formation. "Conditions in the tropical Atlantic ...Read more

Texas cleans up after overnight storms, flooding

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HOUSTON -- Jeff Dyson figured his riverfront neighborhood was prepared for the second round of major storms that hit Texas this weekend, but then the water started rising.

It kept rising, right up to the base of some of the elevated homes.

"It was two inches from getting in there," said Dyson, 44, "We didn't think it would get that close."

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Hopes rise for a strong El Nino

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LOS ANGELES -- In Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico, destructive storms flooded communities and unleashed a tornado, leaving more than two dozen dead.

Across Southern California, May has been decidedly cooler and wetter. San Diego had its wettest May in 94 years, and Los Angeles saw four times its average rainfall. The San Diego Padres were forced to ...Read more

In flooded Texas, ranchers try to aid stranded neighborhoods, cattle

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HOUSTON--Rural riverfront communities in Texas have grown accustomed to flooding, elevating homes, investing in boats, jet skis and all-terrain vehicles to weather the inevitable storms.

But how do you weatherproof hundreds of head of cattle?

About 40 miles northeast of Houston, ranchers were using an air boat to corral and feed a herd of ...Read more

Overnight rains cause heavy flooding across Dallas-Fort Worth area

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Overnight thunderstorms dumped unwanted rain across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, causing major flooding that shut down roads, triggered high-water rescues and caused two flood gates to be opened at Possum Kingdom Lake, raising concerns about downstream flooding in Parker County.

Roadways were either shut down or clogged with...Read more

Relentless rain pounds Texas as rivers swell; at least 24 dead in floods

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WHARTON, Texas -- The death toll from almost a week of fierce rain that has flooded many parts of Texas continued to rise on Friday as officials closely watched the swelling rivers for clues on how much longer the crisis will last.

Search teams continued their work on Friday along the raging Colorado River in Wharton and the Brazos and San ...Read more

More flooding could hit beleaguered Texas communities this weekend

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Even as Central Texas waterways recede from their Memorial Day weekend flooding and insurers began processing claims, emergency officials and meteorologists warned that the area could see more flooding this weekend.

Texans downstream of flooded areas should be careful because swollen rivers are rolling their way, the chief of ...Read more

Death toll from flooding in Texas and Oklahoma reaches 22

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HOUSTON -- With more storms forecast in Texas, where record-breaking rainfall has led to deadly and widespread flooding, officials were overseeing evacuations Thursday as residents packed up and moved away from swollen lakes and rivers to higher ground.

The death toll from the severe weather and flooding that began last weekend in Texas and ...Read more

Volunteers raise flood victims' spirits with fresh laundry

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WIMBERLEY, Texas -- Trash bags of filthy fabrics sit along the wall of Wash Day Laundry, muddy liquid oozing from the black plastic onto the light, speckled tiles.

Inside are remnants plucked from saturated houses: muck-soaked clothes, bedding, tablecloths and other items flood victims hope can be saved. They've already lost so much, they say. ...Read more

Receding floodwaters bring relief and health hazards

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AUSTIN, Texas -- Receding floodwaters can bring relief, but they can also bring diseases, venomous snakes and other public health hazards, authorities said Wednesday.

Health threats include illness from contaminated water, fleeing wildlife and mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile Virus.

One of the biggest threats is posed by fecal ...Read more

Lost and found: Some Texans being reunited with personal possessions jettisoned in flood

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The letters lay in a pile of debris along the Blanco River, untorn and neatly stacked in a bundle fastened with a green ribbon.

The 1950s-postmarked mail was obviously swept away in the floods, Stan Deringer knew. So many things had been dragged into the torrent of floodwaters that destroyed so much during the Memorial Day weekend storms. These...Read more

A family outing, lost in the flood

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HOUSTON -- It was supposed to be a relaxing holiday weekend in Texas Hill Country for a group of nine relatives and friends from the Gulf Coast city of Corpus Christi.

Instead, all but one remained missing Wednesday, swept away by floodwaters.

The lone survivor, Jonathan McComb, 36, was still hospitalized with a broken sternum and rib and a ...Read more

Forecasters predict slow hurricane season

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MIAMI -- With the 10th anniversary of one of the worst storms to ever hit U.S. shores approaching, federal forecasters on Wednesday warily predicted a slow hurricane season for 2015 but also cautioned coastal residents to be ready.

Forecasters said they expect the season, which officially starts Monday, to produce six to 11 named storms, with ...Read more

More rain falling in parts of Texas; death toll rises to 17

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HOUSTON -- Parts of Texas already deluged by torrential rains awoke to more rainfall Wednesday, snarling traffic and prompting flood warnings in Dallas and Houston as the death toll in the state and Oklahoma rose to 17.

Five deaths have been reported in Houston alone, which saw nearly a foot of rain fall overnight Tuesday, stranding hundreds of...Read more

NOAA predicts slow hurricane season

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Joining other weather teams, government forecasters on Wednesday called for a slower-than-normal hurricane season, adding fuel to the debate over whether the 20-year era of tropical intensity is finally drawing to an end.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts six to 12 named storms, including ...Read more

Rescue squads scour Texas riverbank for flooding survivors

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WIMBERLEY, Texas -- Near the foot of the RM 12 bridge in Wimberley, a pickup lay on its roof Tuesday, and a small house was propped up at an angle by an embankment it had landed on. Kitchen appliances, vinyl records and a teddy bear lay scattered across the mud, the smell of leaking gas hung in the air, and a chicken pecked at the debris.

Down ...Read more

In Corpus Christi, friends of missing families hold out hope

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AUSTIN, Texas -- What was supposed to be a long, relaxing weekend getaway in Central Texas turned into tragedy for three Corpus Christi families that were swept away during historic flooding near the Blanco River and are still considered missing.

Eight of the people declared missing by Central Texas authorities after floods on the Blanco River ...Read more

Epic Texas rainfall floods parts of Houston, Austin, Dallas; thousands displaced

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Severe storms pummeled central and southeast Texas late Monday and early Tuesday, the latest devastation from a weekend storm system that spawned tornadoes and widespread flooding in major cities, killed at least eight people in the state and Oklahoma, and displaced thousands of residents.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared disasters in 37 ...Read more

Central Texas inundated by 10 inches of rain; 1 dead in flood

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AUSTIN, Texas –– An unidentified man died Sunday in central Texas flooding after torrential rain swelled the normally scenic Blanco River into a destructive wall of water.

Ken Bell, the emergency management coordinator for San Marcos, said the man was found in San Marcos on Sunday afternoon, Bell said.

Separately, Hays County officials are...Read more