Tropical depression Beta brings heavy rain, dangerous flash flooding to Texas: Latest path

Noble Horvath

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. PHOTO: Water rises from the storm surge of Tropical […]

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.

PHOTO: Water rises from the storm surge of Tropical Storm Beta in The Strand as the storm moves toward landfall, Sept. 21, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. (Brett Coomer/AP)

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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.

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.

PHOTO: Over the next 24 hours, Beta is not expected to move and a lot more rain is expected to accumulate in these areas. (ABC News)

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.

PHOTO: Rafael Juarez rides his bicycle through a street flooded by Tropical Storm Beta as he makes his way home from the store, Sept. 21, 2020, in Galveston, Texas. (Brett Coomer/AP)

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Heavy rain is also expected in Louisiana, where some areas could see 6 inches of rain.

PHOTO: Heavy rain is also expected in Louisiana where some areas could see a half a foot of rain. (ABC News)

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