The Latest: Flood warning, watches issued along the Texas coast

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Latest news about the floods in Texas (all times local):

11:10 pm

Flood warnings and watches have been issued for the counties on and near the coast of Texas from the border to an area 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Houston.

Heavy rain falling since Tuesday, including the areas that were hit hard by the Hurricane Harvey less than a year ago.

A flash flood watch was also issued on Wednesday for Beaumont, about 85 miles (135 kilometers) east of Houston.

The National Weather Service says the slow storm, which is submerged in the coastal zone is expected to finally move Thursday morning. The meteorological service says that there is a widespread 3 to 5 inches (8 to 13 centimeters) of rain is possible along the coast.


10:20 pm

Heavy rains in South Texas have caused flooding in areas hit hard by Hurricane Harvey less than a year ago.

The National Weather Service meteorologist Tyler Castillo said Wednesday that up to 15 inch (38 cm) of rain have fallen in some areas along the coast since Tuesday. Port Aransas, which was destroyed when Harvey hit of last August, is one of the cities flooded.

Earlier this week heavy rain further to the north in the vicinity of Beaumont, partly as a result of flooding. Chris Jenkins’ home in Orange County was flooded with about 6 inches (15 cm) of water. He and his family had just moved back into the home in March after it flooded during Harvey.

He told KHOU that he returned to find “everything floats on the floor. Nothing can prepare you for.”

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