May 30, 2016

6 Dead in Texas Floods, and More Rain Is Coming

Magnolia, TX
USA
by
Christine Hauser
,
The New York Times
The three men in the foreground had to abandon their truck Friday after getting caught in rising flood waters in Magnolia, Tex. Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press
The three men in the foreground had to abandon their truck Friday after getting caught in rising flood waters in Magnolia, Tex. Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press

Record-breaking rain since the middle of last week has swallowed cars, damaged houses and led to the evacuation of 2,600 inmates. Thunderstorms brought more troubles to areas already saturated by other recent storms.

Since Wednesday, the thunderstorms have dropped pockets of intensely heavy rain, or “rain bombs,” as meteorologists call them