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At least 400 rescued from flooding in Texas as waters continue rising

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400 rescued in Texas floods

High waters flooded neighborhoods around Houston on Saturday following heavy rains that resulted in crews rescuing more than 400 people from homes, rooftops and roads engulfed in murky water. Others prepared to evacuate their properties.

A flood watch remained in effect through Sunday afternoon after forecasters predicted additional rainfall Saturday night and the likelihood of major flooding in Harris county, the nation’s third-largest county which includes Houston, and nearby areas.

Houston authorities have not reported any deaths or injuries. Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris county’s top elected official, said on Saturday that 178 people and 122 pets had been rescued so far in the county.


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