Apr 19, 2016

Homes damaged, at least 5 dead in massive Houston flooding

Houston, TX
Michael Graczyk
Associated Press
Photo: AP
Photo: AP

More than a foot of rain had fallen by Monday evening in parts of Houston, submerging scores of subdivisions and several major interstate highways, forcing the closure of schools and knocking out power to thousands of residents who were urged to shelter in place.

At least five fatalities appeared to be weather related, authorities said