Tropical depression Beta, which made landfall in Texas Monday night, is bringing pounding rain and flash flooding to Houston — and more rain is expected for the city.
A flash flood watch has been issued from Victoria, Texas, to New Orleans.
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At least 20 water rescues have been reported in Houston and cars have been spotted trapped in floodwaters.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to stay home.
District 4 Night Shift Units reporting roadway flooding between Synott Rd and S Kirkwood Rd, W Belford Rd and Bissonnet St. Use caution, avoid high water, and stay home if you don’t have to drive. pic.twitter.com/xKoIUfp92B
— Captain T. Shelton (@HCSO_D4Patrol) September 22, 2020
Over the next 24 hours, Beta is expected to move incredibly slowly. As of 11 a.m. the storm was crawling northeast at 2 mph.
By Wednesday morning, the center of the storm will only near Houston — which means a lot more rain is expected for eastern Texas, possibly reaching 20 inches in some areas. About 1 foot of rain has fallen so far in some spots.
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Heavy rain is also expected in Louisiana, where some areas could see 6 inches of rain.
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