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Tropical Storm Bill Makes Landfall In Texas, Heavy Rains And Floods Expected

06/16/2015 12:09 pm ET | Updated Jun 17, 2015

Texas is bracing for more flooding and heavy rainfall as Tropical Storm Bill makes landfall on the coast this morning.

Coastal areas could experience a storm surge of up to 2 feet, which could in turn cause street flooding, ABC 13 reports.

According to the Associated Press, parts of North Texas could get up to 9 inches of rain over the next five days, and Houston summer schools have closed as a precaution. Authorities issued voluntary evacuation orders for low-lying areas of Houston.

Texas is still waterlogged from flooding in late May that killed 16 people and destroyed over 1,000 homes.

Photos posted to social media Tuesday showed waters in the state rising ominously.

Getting crazy

A photo posted by clark swann (@therealdonswann92) on

Today (top) vs. yesterday (bottom). #Bill #tropicalstorm #beach #erosion

A photo posted by T.C. Baker (@tcbaker1990) on

Street flooding in #Galveston compliments of #TSBill stay dry out there. #TropicalStormBill #abc13storm

A photo posted by ABC13 Eyewitness News Houston (@abc13houston) on

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