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Flooding fears ease as Texas storms move on

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Flooding fears ease as Texas storms move on

HOUSTON (AP) — Forecasters say relentless storms that dumped more than a foot of rain in some parts of Texas are moving on and that dangerous flood warnings are coming to an end. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Overpeck said Sunday that soaking showers around Houston should begin clearing this afternoon. No deaths or major destruction […]

Flooding fears ease as Texas storms move on

HOUSTON (AP) — Forecasters say relentless storms that dumped more than a foot of rain in some parts of Texas are moving on and that dangerous flood warnings are coming to an end.

National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Overpeck said Sunday that soaking showers around Houston should begin clearing this afternoon.

No deaths or major destruction have been reported since heavy rains started drenching Texas on Friday.

Remnants of Hurricane Patricia and a separate storm system combined to create the biggest deluge in Texas since torrential rains in May washed away homes and killed dozens. But Overpeck said a hot and dry summer allowed the ground to soak up more water this time.

Weekend flooding did cause the derailment of a train and backed up traffic on a busy Texas interstate for 12 miles.

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By Colin Jeffery

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