Recent Examples of floodwater from the Web
Floodwaters have inundated the area, like surrounding regions, and thousands of homes are damaged.
That disaster relief cut appears sure to be reversed as floodwaters cover Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city, and more than 17,000 Texans have sought refuge in shelters.
At least 21 people have died and thousands of others have been displaced because of the heavy rain and floodwaters.
Another touching tweet from the Houston County Sheriff's Office shows men working together to free a car from floodwater.
And a spokeswoman for a Houston hotel says one of its employees disappeared while helping about 100 guests and workers evacuate the building amid rising floodwaters.
One vehicle did stall out and became a total loss in the floodwaters.
During a news conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner confirmed the death of Houston Police Sergeant Steve Perez, who drowned after his patrol car was caught in floodwaters.
Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Flood victims are towed to safety by a jet ski as floodwaters rise in Spring, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 28.
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: the water of a flood
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