Texas Towns Recovering from Torrential Rain & Flooding

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13 (UPI) — Central and northern Texas were recovering Sunday from two days of torrential rains in which some areas got nearly 5 inches, officials said.

National Weather Service officials said at least 1.68 inches of rain fell at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Saturday, making for a two-day total of 4.4 inches, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Officials said the heaviest rainfall was in Williamson County, Texas, where roads were blocked by high water. The local utility, Austin Energy, also reported power outages throughout central Texas due to the storms, including some in downtown Austin.

High waters in Salado, Texas, were described as among the worst in recent history, Accuweather.com reported. Water reportedly rushed over Salado’s bridges, stranding a motorist, who was later rescued.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex got several inches of rain in just a few hours Saturday night into Sunday morning, with parts of the cities receiving 4 to 6 inches, forcing the closure of several streets just southeast of downtown Dallas, Accuweather said.

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