Flash flood kills six in Texas

Six people have died in Texas following floods amid strong storms and heavy rain

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A car washed up against a tree in Texas on October 30 2015

As a result of storms and heavy rains, six people lost their lifes in Texas, dozens of flight were cancelled due to tornados, public light-rails were suspended along with bus services over the weekend. 

According to the national weather service, tornado’s ripped through homes and trailer parks, leaving six communities damaged. The Huston area received approximately 12 inches (30.5 cm) of rain fall on Friday that continued into Saturday.

The National Weather Service also reported that tornado’s and twisters touched down in or near La Porte and Friendswood, near Huston.

Additionally, an apparent twister damaged 25 trailer homes south of Huston in Brazoria County early on Saturday.  

[Photo by Reuters]

Houston officials said in a statement on Saturday that authorities in the city were investigating two potential flood-related deaths.

Fire fighters in Houston had rescued over 130 people since midnight on Friday.

The state was still recovering from an earlier battering of severe weather, when the remains of Hurricane Patricia occurred in the region which was the strongest hurricane ever recorded, made landfall near Cuixmala, in southwestern Mexico.

TRTWorld and agencies