Incredible aerial images reveal horror aftermath of deadly Houston floods which killed six and forced more than a thousand from their homes as residents brace for even more rain

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
By Paul Martin

At least six people are recorded dead amid the historic floods swamping Houston, Texas, on Monday
The city saw 15 inches of rain on Sunday. Normally, Houston sees just 4 inches of rain in the entire month of April
More than 1,200 residents were rescued from floods Monday while 1,000 homes were flooded in Harris County alone
Forecaster warn more heavy rain is predicted for today while rising floodwaters have caused further evacuations
Officials are assessing two dams rated as ‘extremely high risk’ which are expected to reach 50 percent capacity
On Monday a TV reporter was preparing to go live when he saw and saved a man whose car was getting submerged
Families have been pictured wading through waist-deep water with belongings in plastic bags, kids on shoulders

19 April 2016

New aerial images have revealed the scale of the destruction after devastating floods in Houston yesterday claimed the lives of at least six and forced more than a thousand from their homes – as more heavy rain is predicted today.

Hundreds of residents had to be evacuated from their homes across Harris County this morning as floodwaters continue to rise after flash floods caused chaos in Texas on Monday when a month’s worth of rain fell in just one hour.

The National Weather Service is now warning that there is a 50 percent chance of more rain falling on the Houston area Tuesday and has issued a flash flood watch through Wednesday morning.

Six people have died in the Houston after storms since Sunday dumped up to 16 inches of rain. Normally, Houston sees just four inches of rain in the entire month of April.

The body of a woman was discovered in a completely submerged vehicle at around 4am this morning in the Briarcreek area, according to officials.

Authorities say the victim may have driven down a flooded roadway, and then ended up in a ditch near FM1960, east of 45.
Two people were killed yesterday after they drove through barricades at a freeway underpass, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett confirmed. Traffic cameras recorded the vehicle going around the blockade and head into the water. The vehicle didn’t make it through.

Earlier on Monday two other deaths were reported. One man was found inside a truck that that drove into high water on a freeway service road.

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