Jun 2, 2016

State of Disaster Declared in 31 Flooded Texas Counties as Storms Dump More Rain

Sachse, TX
Garland, TX
Rowlett, TX
USA
by
Eric Chaney
,
The Weather Channel
Photo: Twitter, @AstroTerry
Photo: Twitter, @AstroTerry

A new round of severe thunderstorms drenched southeast Texas on Thursday morning, closing schools and forcing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to declared a state of disaster across 31 counties...

Heavy rain was falling at a rate of up to 3 inches per hour, said weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Erdman, leading to more flash flooding...

Six people have died and possibly four more are missing as the Plains states continue to deal with flooding brought on by severe storms that repeatedly pounded the region last week. Rivers in the region are cresting at historic highs, prompting numerous evacuations and water rescues