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Rain, Flooding, Deja Vu for El Paso

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Remnants of Hurricane John have dumped more heavy rain on waterlogged El Paso but also brought some welcome relief to many parched portions of Texas.

The wet conditions mired a Continental Airlines jet in mud after it veered off the taxiway at El Paso International Airport Monday. No one was injured.

But the three inches of rain since Friday haven't been enough to match the flooding that washed out roads and brick walls and forced evacuations about a month ago.

In North Texas, a steady, soaking rain has helped an area with a rainfall total still well below normal. The band of rain at times stretched across most of the state, from the Panhandle to East Texas.

The National Weather Service says more than an inch of rain fell in some North Texas areas sorely needing some saturation Monday,
including areas west of Fort Worth to Abilene. The area still is nearly six inches below normal.


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