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'Port Arthur Underwater': New Devastating Flooding Hits Texas05:45
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In this photo provided by Beulah Johnson, evacuees sit in the bleachers at the Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, after floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey inundated the facility overnight. Authorities said it's not clear where the evacuees will go. (Beulah Johnson via AP)
In this photo provided by Beulah Johnson, evacuees sit in the bleachers at the Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, after floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey inundated the facility overnight. Authorities said it's not clear where the evacuees will go. (Beulah Johnson via AP)
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Port Arthur, Texas, population of about 55,000, is underwater. The mayor is telling residents, "We're coming to get you."

Floodwaters rose overnight as Harvey hovered overhead and dropped a record-setting 26 inches of rain in 24 hours, putting the total rainfall there at 3 1/2 feet.

The nearby town of Beaumont, Texas, about 20 miles north, has seen similar conditions with rainfall and flooding.

Here & Now's Robin Young gets the latest from NPR's Debbie Elliott (@NPRDebElliott) who is on the storm's path of destruction in Beaumont.

This article was originally published on August 30, 2017.

This segment aired on August 30, 2017.

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