Remnants of Tropical Storm Beta slam Texas with rain and flooding
Houston is a city underwater. Cars and trucks stranded on roads-turned-rivers. What remains ofis hugging the coast and is expected to lash southeast Texas. Flood advisories are posted along a 500-mile stretch of the Gulf Coast from near Corpus Christi, Texas, all the way to New Orleans.
This storm is barely moving; it’s been raining non-stop since late Monday. And Houston — which floods even during a moderate rain — cannot absorb all this water.
Bayous are overflowing their banks as some areas are inundated by more than a foot of relentless rain.
Many were caught off guard, including one man who had to ditch his car just in time. Others had ignored the warnings.
More than 100 high-water rescues have taken place in Houston as the now-tropical depression barely budges.
„Let’s hope and pray that this system will start moving at a quicker pace to the east and will get out of here,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
have already hit the Gulf this year. Some homes are still without power almost a month later. There is more rain in Tuesday night’s forecast, giving no relief for a storm-weary region.