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6/29/2007

Rain Continues to Plague Flooded Texas

Breaking Earth News
Texas, USA

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Floodwaters are seen near U.S. Hwy 281 Thursday June 28, 2007, as heavy rains move through the San Antonio area. In San Antonio, there were 52 street closures and 43 calls for high-water rescues, although it's unclear how many people were rescued, said Sandy Gutierrez, a spokeswoman for San Antonio's Emergency Operations Center. (Lisa Krantz, San Antonio Express-News/AP Photo)

More rain fell Thursday in flood-weary parts of Texas, where evacuations were under way and residents were bracing for even more of the constant downpours that have killed 11 people in recent days.

Officials reported calls for dozens of rescues in San Antonio, and hundreds of people were being ordered to leave their homes near the bloated Brazos River in North Texas.

In North Texas, rains continued falling west of Fort Worth, and evacuations of about 300 homes were ordered in Parker County as the Brazos River began creeping into some backyards.
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