Wednesday, June 27, 2007

More than foot of rain floods Texas - (AP - Yahoo News)

GEORGETOWN, Texas - Torrential storms flooded parts of central Texas early Wednesday, stranding dozens of people on roofs, in trees and in vehicles, and the weather was so treacherous that some helicopter rescue attempts had to be abandoned.

The worst flooding was in Williamson, Lampasas and Burnet counties in the Texas Hill Country northwest of Austin.

"We got hard facts of 18-plus inches of rain in a couple of those places since midnight," Austin-Travis County emergency medical services spokesman Warren Hassinger said just after 7 a.m. More rain was expected, the National Weather Service said.

There were no immediate reports of deaths Wednesday, but it was the latest in a series of storms blamed for at least 11 deaths in the past week in Texas.
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