At Least 5 Dead As Major Flooding Closes Much Of Houston06:41
Download

Play
A man rides on the outside of a dump truck through floodwaters Monday, April 18, 2016, in Houston. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods and forcing the closure of city offices and the suspension of public transit. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A man rides on the outside of a dump truck through floodwaters Monday, April 18, 2016, in Houston. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods and forcing the closure of city offices and the suspension of public transit. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
This article is more than 3 years old.

At least five people are dead, many schools and businesses are closed, and major roads are flooded across Houston, after more than a foot of rain fell there Sunday and Monday. More rain is possible today, and a flash flood watch is still in effect for Houston until 7 a.m. Central time Wednesday.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets the latest from Michael Walter, public information officer for Houston's Office of Emergency Management, and Craig Cohen, host of "Houston Matters" at Houston Public Media.

Guest

This segment aired on April 19, 2016.

Support the news

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news