Heavy Rains Leave Some Texas Streets Underwater

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Storms moving across North Texas brought up to seven inches of rain in areas and led to numerous high-water rescues on flooded roads yesterday evening. No injuries were reported.

A Corsicana police official says they had a lot of street flooding and rescued several people from their cars.

The Navarro County Emergency Management coordinator says several businesses in Corsicana were flooded and about 60 elderly people from an assisted living center were evacuated to a church.

Many smaller roads were still closed into this morning, but most major interstates were open. Interstate 35 northbound near Abbott was closed for a time yesterday evening but had reopened by early Friday morning.

Hill County sheriff's Lieutenant Jeff Lyon says the westbound lane of State Highway 22 in Mertens was washed out. In the city of Whitney, eleven people were evacuated from a flooded apartment building near a creek.

A dispatcher with the Ellis County sheriff's department said that there were several reports of homes flooding from Waxahachie into the southern part of the county. She says that near the town of Italy, there was a swift-water rescue yesterday evening in which two people were rescued.

The rain was expected to continue through today.