Transcript for Gulf Coast Handles Hurricane Patricia Aftermath
Now to the cleanup from hurricane Patricia. The storm moving east. Dozens of people saved from fast-rising water. Rob Marciano is on the scene in Houston. Good morning, rob. Reporter: Good morning, George. Water rescue teams scrambling over the weekend. The rain coming down fast and furious. Damaging winds. Hoous. Hit hard. Some of the bayous in the city rising quickly as the water kept piling up. Overnight, relentless rains across Louisiana. Over eight sinchs falling, with winds reaching 80 miles per hour. An elderly woman injured after a tornado touches down. Texas still reeling from floodwaters. Winds reaching over 50 miles per hour there. Strong enough to push this empty tanker to shore. The high water in Houston is draining. Slowly. There are still stranded cars all over this city. At least 75 rescues south of Dallas alone. This elderly man and his dog rescued from his truck. And in San Antonio, one man found alive after being swept away by rushing waters. It was a wild ride for him. Reporter: If flood so powerful, knocking this freight train on the side. In part from the remnants of the most powerful storm ever recorded in the western hemisphere. Wind gusts at up to 245 miles per hour. A cat 5 making landfall in Mexico. The winds flip this truck over. The pacific ocean rising nearly ten feet. This morning, while no death toll so far, the country focusing on cleanup. It could take weeks to restore power. And part of Patricia lives on in southeast Texas. Wind advisories in effect. The rain has stopped. The center of the storm has moved on. Now the eastern third of the country will get at least a taste of this historic storm. Thank you, rob. We'll talk to ginger. Gulf coast on alert? A flash flood watch from Jackson, Mississippi, to slidell, Louisiana. All the way to Panama City, Florida. Three to six inches could fall. Tornado watch includes biloxi this morning. You could see a spin-up. I wanted to touch on Patricia. We saw the catastrophic storm coming. Saying 165 miles an hour. It died off quickly and missed the major population centers. We're so fortunate more damage and death didn't come from this. It was 165 miles across. 15 miles across. Very lucky. The race for president now.
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