Houston Hit With One Of The Rainiest Days In History
Nearly 10 inches of rain fell at the Houston Intercontinental Airport, making it one of the rainiest days in history.By Katie Link | April 18, 2016
The Houston area is making history. Record-breaking rainfall in the region has killed five people, displaced thousands and left nine counties under a state of emergency.
The National Weather Service declared a flash flood warning that covered more than 21,000 square miles — the last time a warning that big was made was nearly a decade ago.
According to KHOU, the high water forced emergency crews to perform hundreds of rescues Monday and shut down schools and businesses.