Publication Date March 15, 2016

Flooding Forces Texas Residents to Evacuate

United States
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