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Texas Flooding

The Story Behind This Incredible Drone-Assisted Flood Rescue

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.10.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Record rainfall hit Texas over Memorial Day weekend, destroying homes and taking at least 23 lives -- but thanks to one man and his drone, Bill and Tr...

State of Disaster

Robert Reich | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

I don't begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. But the flow of federal money poses a bit of awkwardness for the Lone Star State. After all, just over a month ago hundreds of Texans decided that a pending Navy Seal/Green Beret joint training exercise was really an excuse to take over the state and impose martial law.

More Flooding In Texas After Storms, Death Toll Rises

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2015 | Green

(Updates death toll, adds dateline, byline) By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS/SAN ANTONIO, May 30 (Reuters) - R...

State Troopers Fatally Shoot Oklahoma Man They Were Trying To Rescue

AP | Posted 06.01.2015 | Crime

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma state trooper fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with two troopers who were trying to rescue him and ...

Stunning Amount Of Rain Worsens Flooding In Texas

AP | By ALLEN REED | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-settin...

Texas Could Face Flood Threats For Weeks

AP | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to ...

Extreme Rainfall Becoming More Common, New Analysis Finds

Posted 05.28.2015 | Green

As floodwaters ravage Texas and Oklahoma, a new analysis finds that heavy downpours have increased dramatically since 1950. And scientists project tha...

New Flood Warning For Texas, Where Storms Have Killed At Least 16

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, May 28 (Reuters) - The National Weather Service issued a new flash flood watch on Thursday for large ...

Serious Injuries Reported After Tornado Hits Texas Drill Rig

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green

(Adds details throughout) May 27 (Reuters) - At least three people were injured on Wednesday when a tornado hit a natural gas drilling...

Death Toll From Storms Climbs In Texas And Oklahoma

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) -- Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas ...

Why Was The Flooding In Texas So Bad?

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

Heavy rainfall and flooding devastated parts of Texas over the Memorial Day weekend, destroying homes, forcing evacuations and killing at least a doze...

Floodwaters Deepen After Storms Dump More Rain On Texas

AP | Posted 05.28.2015 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundr...

Texas Flooding Could Be A Preview Of Future Extreme Weather Events

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

Devastating and deadly storms have struck parts of Texas and Oklahoma in recent days, bringing record rainfall and widespread floods that have damaged...

Obama Promises Quick Federal Aid For Texas Areas Affected By Floods

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Tuesday to offer his condolences to those affected by deadly floods that tore through ...

Stunning Aerial Footage Reveals Extent Of Austin Flooding

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms slammed parts of central Texas over Memorial Day weekend, causing flash flooding and at least 11 deaths. Video co...

Houston Residents Capture Incredible Images Of Flooding In Texas

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender & Chris McGonigal | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has declared states of disaster in 24 Texas counties after tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding rocked a l...

'Absolutely Massive' Texas Flooding Leaves Motorists Stranded, People Missing

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hund...

'Tsunami-Type' Flooding Called Texas' Worst Ever

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green

(Adds dam gives way, forecast, Kansas rain, paragraphs 6-8) By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, May 25 (Reuters) - Texas Governo...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott: Deadly Flooding Is 'Absolutely Massive'

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, May 25 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday described the flash flooding that had killed at le...

Deadly Flooding Hits Texas, Oklahoma

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green

A firefighter was killed during severe flooding that hit Oklahoma Saturday night, local officials said, according to NBC News. Parts of Texas were als...

Texas Floods Prompt Dozens Of Rescues

AP | DIANA HEIDGERD and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.01.2013 | Green

AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two men were killed as heavy rains across Central Texas swelled rivers and creeks and triggered flash flooding...

'We Don't Just Rescue Two-Legged Victims'

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.01.2013 | Green

The Austin Fire Department has been battling widespread flooding after a fall storm dumped up to 15 inches of rain over parts of central Texas. Crews ...

San Antonio Flooding Kills Woman

AP | MICHAEL BRICK | Posted 07.25.2013 | Green

SAN ANTONIO — Torrential rains swamped San Antonio with flash floods on Saturday, leaving at least two people dead as emergency workers rushed t...