Extreme flash floods in Houston strand drivers

Entire neighborhoods are underwater after rapid rainfall swept through Houston, washing away roads and stranding motorists in floodwaters.
2:32 | 07/05/18

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Yo, this heat across the count is showing no sign of easing up. Ma it Har to contain the fires. 75 million ans in 22 states are undertches this morningnd ginger has the latest forecast. Good morning. Ood morning it was the hottest fourth of July on record from watertown and Buffalo, new rk to Haines, Alaska and still seeing heat advisoies and T red flag wa and excessive heat watches in the southwest because it is only building with this dome of high pressure. The hainesindex, wildfire measurement of huc moisture is inhe Atmore, it's 6, itsighest level. 111 Las Vegas, Palm Springs for tomorrow, 116 then all that Ng. Up to 8 inches ofain in Houston. Exactly where we find our mar Moore this morning. Odmorning, Marcus. Reporginger, good rning. At record rainfall causing probn Houston. Look at thefalo bayou. You might beblo see the strong current S draining the water thapar lyzedarts of this regi night extreme flash flooding randing drive a entire neighborhoods under water sweeping through T city at one point dropping as much as four inches every hour. Roads washedway and this sinkhole nea swaed a car. This highway comply flooded. There'slooding and there's least four stalled vehicles. Reporter: Reports ofe than 120 drivers calling in T houston because they were stranded in floodwater. Wwere expecting 2 to 3 inches ofain for T entire day. Er nature had itswn way of cag on . Orter: Jose Figueroa SP into action rescuing a fami of five trapped inside their car. Luckily they Rolle down their windows got out. It was very scary, I have to ad Reporter: It dampened T holiday spirind ton's freedom Texas concert led and giant letters Steen here at theark oncelled out Houston. Now a reminder ofnother holiday flood event. An of this I reminiscent of hurricane Har that hit almost a year ago for some perspective that B behind me that time, the was up to that brge, at L 25 et above the water level Thi mog and, Michael, partsf your hometown still coring from that devastating storm is still drying out a recovering. Had T go through so much over last year. Now to the pst that shut down the statue of liberty on dependence day.

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