Texas Reeling After Deadly Historic Floods Sweep Through Houston, Displacing Hundreds

PHOTO: Residents are helped into a dump truck as they evacuate their apartment complex surrounded by floodwaters April 18, 2016, in Houston.PlayDavid J. Phillip/AP
WATCH Torrential Rains, Flooding Hit Texas

Houston is reeling from floods that swept across the area Monday morning, leaving at least six people dead, hundreds displaced and thousands more without power.

PHOTO: Felix Yanez, center, helps Lucy Olvio, right, and Judy wade through floodwaters as they evacuate from their flooded apartment complex, April 18, 2016, in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP
Felix Yanez, center, helps Lucy Olvio, right, and Judy wade through floodwaters as they evacuate from their flooded apartment complex, April 18, 2016, in Houston.

Over 17 inches of rain fell in Harris County, Texas.

Houston Intercontinental Airport received 9.92 inches of rain Monday making it the wettest April day on record and the second wettest day ever for the city.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster for several counties. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner also urged residents to stay home, citing the severe floods.

CenterPoint Energy said more than 13,000 customers were still without power. Meanwhile, 800 flights were canceled at Houston’s Bush Airport.

The Houston Independent School District, the state’s largest, and many other schools affected by the flooding are closed again today.