Texans Brace for More Flooding after Remnants of Erin Move Ashore

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - The remnants of Tropical Storm Erin have caused at least five deaths in Texas.

Thunderstorms from Erin brought 7 inches of rain to parts of San Antonio and Houston, where one person died and another was injured when the waterlogged roof of a storage unit outside a grocery store collapsed.

In San Antonio, a man was swept away in floodwaters after apparently getting out of his vehicle. Three others were killed in a traffic accident during heavy rain in Comal County.

Officials throughout Central and South Texas braced for the possibility of 10 to 15 inches of rain by early today in areas that have been heavily hit all summer.

Several high water rescues were reported in Bexar County, including one man who had taken refuge in a tree. About 30 homes in San Antonio were affected by flooding and five others in unincorporated areas of the county, Hernandez said.


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