Devastating Floods Bring Death and Destruction to Houston, Greater Texas

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Last night and this morning a raging storm system hammered parts of Oklahoma, Texas and northern Mexico, causing devastating floods and power outages. At least 22 people are dead and dozens are missing or stranded. Houston, the fourth largest city in the US, has been hit with 11 inches of rain so far, forcing a widespread shutdown of schools and transit systems. There, at least three people have died, and roads around the region are littered with hundreds of abandoned vehicles, hampering first responders. Eric Aasen, digital news editor at KERA public radio in Dallas-Fort Worth, has an update.

Special thanks to Paul von Zielbauer for production assistance.

Credits

Guest:
Eric Aasen - KERA Public Media for North Texas - @aasen

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Claire Martin