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Torrential Rains Ravage Hill Country

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) - Several families had to be evacuated from their homes today in Georgetown because of flooding on a creek that feeds the San Gabriel River.

No injuries have been reported.

The evacuation comes as parts of Texas face the possibility of additional rain.

The Texas National Guard has dispatched troops and vehicles to flood-ravaged parts of the state.

More than a foot and a-half of rain swamped parts of the Hill Country yesterday, in areas such as Marble Falls.

No fatalities have been reported in the latest storms, but overall eleven weather-related deaths have happened in Texas in the past week and a-half.

Forecasters say it's the wettest year on record in Austin, with more than 30 inches of rain since January.

Dallas-Fort Worth, Waco and Wichita Falls have also received near record amounts of rain compared to last year's drought.


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