Houston firefighters make 2 dozen water rescues after flooding
Emergency officials are urging motorists to stay home until the water recedes
HOUSTON — Torrential rains have brought more flooding to the Houston area as emergency officials urge motorists to stay home until the water recedes.
About 6 inches (15 centimeters) of rain have fallen across much of Harris County, including Houston, and more has swamped suburbs west of the city.
Authorities are warning motorists of more than a dozen areas of high water along highways. Fire officials say they've conducted about two-dozen water rescues Tuesday, mostly pulling drivers from their stranded cars.
Houston officials launched emergency operations early Tuesday following the heavy rain that began a day earlier. The National Weather Service has issued flash-flood warnings for the region.
The same storm system brought widespread flooding to San Antonio and other areas Monday.