HOUSTON (AP) – Parts of Texas still recovering from heavy rainfall are watching new storms that could dump up to 10 inches of rain and worsen flooding in rivers and other waterways that already have risen to record levels.
More rain is forecast in Southeast Texas from Thursday through Saturday.
One storm system moved through the Houston-area Wednesday night and Thursday morning, dumping nearly eight inches of rain in some of the city’s northern suburbs and leading to some flooding.
About half of Texas is under flood watches or warnings, including Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, where about 1,400 homes have been affected by the swollen Brazos River.
Fort Bend County emergency management coordinator Jeff Braun says officials have worked to warn and prepare residents ahead of the additional rainfall.