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.
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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.
Urging Texans to exercise caution and heed warnings from local officials as the state faces more severe weather https://t.co/otZxQeqWmn— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) April 18, 2016
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.
All #HISD schools and offices are closed today (4/19) because of the impact of recent flooding on regional mobility.— Houston ISD (@HoustonISD) April 19, 2016