Houston in state of emergency amid deadly floods

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Texas governor Greg Abbott declares state of disaster in nine counties as heavy rain hits infrastructure and leaves five dead
The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has declared a state of emergency in and around Houston after unprecedented flooding inundated homes, closed major highways and left at least five people dead in America’s fourth-largest city.
“This is the most I have ever seen in the state of Texas,” said Abbott as he declared a state of disaster in nine Texas counties. He said the flooding risks would remain for several days. Continue reading…