Apr 27, 2016

Breaking down Houston's recent flooding events

Houston, TX
USA
by
John D. Harden
,
Houston Chronicle
People and their pets are rescued from their homes near Nanes at Baltic in Houston, Texas, Wednesday, April 20, 2016.Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes and major highways were closed after the rains that started Sunday overwhelmed Houston's bayous. Forecasters have issued another flash flood watch for Houston through Wednesday night. Photo: Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP
People and their pets are rescued from their homes near Nanes at Baltic in Houston, Texas, Wednesday, April 20, 2016.Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes and major highways were closed after the rains that started Sunday overwhelmed Houston's bayous. Forecasters have issued another flash flood watch for Houston through Wednesday night. Photo: Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP

Much of the rainfall that drove the Houston region to a standstill last week has finally receded. It was enough rain to force business owners to close, schools to cancel and service roads to shut down