Swollen Texas rivers prompt evacuations, severe weather kills 21

Storms and deadly floods hit the Midwest and Plains

By Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth DALLAS (Reuters) – More heavy rain caused Texas rivers to overflow their banks and prompted widespread evacuations on Friday after a week of historic storms flooded Houston, killed at least 21 people and damaged more than 4,000 buildings. Thousands of cars were trapped for about six hours on a suburban freeway blocked by floodwaters near Dallas, where rainfall reached about seven inches (17.8 cm) between Thursday night and Friday. The Red Cross distributed Girl Scout cookies and water to stranded motorists.

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