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Houston Battles to Rescue Residents From Rising Floodwaters

Local authorities are urging residents to seek shelter on their roofs, if necessary.
Source: Nick Oxford / Reuters

Updated at 12:27 p.m.

Authorities in Harris County, Texas, urged residents to seek refuge on their roofs as many parts of the county were inundated by flooding caused by tropical storm Harvey, and the National Weather Service called the event “unprecedented … & beyond anything experienced.”

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