Houston Texas area copes with flooding as Harvey delivers pounding rainfall
By Ray Sanchez, Nicole Chavez, Steve Almasy and Doug Criss, CNN
Updated 7:37 AM ET, Sun August 27, 2017
The sprawling and soaked Houston metro area and other deluged towns in southeast Texas braced for devastating floods and pummeling rainfall on Sunday as Tropical Storm Harvey stalled over land and drenched dogged searchers and anxious residents.
A flash flood emergency was in effect for parts of the Houston area. National Weather Service and local officials are advising Houston-area residents to avoid traveling.
Three to 4 inches of rainfall were reported in the region in one hour’s time. First responders investigated the report of a woman swept away in her vehicle by floodwaters.
“Stay put,” the National Weather Service said.Read more…