Mar 15, 2016

Flooding Forces Texas Residents to Evacuate

Sabine River
Orange, TX
Louisiana
United States,
USA
by
Wall Street Journal
Floodwaters build up around the Texas Travel Information Center, bottom, on Interstate 10 near Orange, Texas. Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle/Associated Press
Floodwaters build up around the Texas Travel Information Center, bottom, on Interstate 10 near Orange, Texas. Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle/Associated Press

People rushed to fill sand bags to place around their houses as authorities warned of record flooding not seen since 1884 along the Sabine River, which serves as a border between Texas and Louisiana. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who is scheduled to tour the area Wednesday, has issued a disaster declaration across much of the region