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Photo: A Border Patrol agent looks for people needing assistance Saturday near D'Hanis, Texas, after heavy rains caused the Seco Creek to overflow its banks. flooding the town and closing U.S. Highway 90 in both directions.
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July 22, 2007
KNIPPA, Texas - Storms dumped more than a foot of rain on parts of Texas on Saturday, stranding more than 170 passengers on an Amtrak train for hours and forcing rescue crews elsewhere to pull at least 50 people to safety.

Parts of northern Uvalde and Medina counties got as much as 17 inches of rain between 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, said Pat McDonald, a National Weather Service forecaster.
Seco Creek overflowed, inundating the town of D’Hanis near San Antonio, said Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown. Many businesses were flooded with 3 to 4 feet of water.
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