Heavy Rains and Floods Threaten Americans from Texas to Ohio Valley

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22 (UPI) — Heavy rains that lead to treacherous flooding in Texas moved toward the lower Mississippi and Ohio valleys Thursday, weather officials said.

Moisture from the remnants of Hurricane Rick in the Gulf of Mexico will cause heavy rainfall, resulting in flooding along streams, and low-lying and poorly drained areas, AccuWeather.com reported.

The threat of flooding will be greatest along a line from San Antonio to Indianapolis, forecasters said, with 2- to 4 inches of rain expected.

The flooding could force officials to close portions of area roads, including portions of interstates 20, 40, 45 and 55, AccuWeather.com said. Air travelers were urged to check for possible delays.

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