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The Latest: Fear of flooding grows in Houston area


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on storms and flooding in the Midwest and Deep South (all times local):

9 p.m.

Fear of flooding is increasing in the Houston area as steady downpours are overwhelming some roadside storm drains.

According to the Harris County Flood Warning System website , almost 5 inches (127 millimeters) of rain had fallen in the first 90 minutes of the storm Thursday evening at the Barker and Addicks flood-control dams on Houston's western outskirts.

Some high water disrupted traffic in some intersections in the western Houston area, and fire-rescue crews were making...

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