Heavy Rain In Texas Leads To Dozens Of High Water Rescues

HOUSTON (April 28, 2013)—Houston firefighters responded to at least 50 calls for water rescues after heavy downpours and thunderstorms hit the area, spokesman Jay Evans said.

Evans said most of the calls Saturday came from motorists who drove into high water and ended up trapped.

He said there have been no reports of injuries or deaths.

Officials warned people to stay off roads.

Flood Control District officials reported as much as 6 inches of rainfall in some parts of Harris County in three hours, mostly in the west, southwest and central parts of the area.

County officials say at least three bayous and creeks were close to capacity, which could potentially cause surrounding streets and low-lying areas to flood.

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