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Texas, Oklahoma Wary As Tropical Storm Bill Approaches

 Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Here comes the rain again. Still reeling from record rainfall in May, Texas is back in the bull’s-eye as Tropical Storm Bill closes in on the Texas Gulf coast Tuesday morning. As far as tropical systems go, Bill isn’t terribly fearsome. Wind gusts will top 50 mph, but it’s the rain that has authorities worried. The storm is expected to dump 4 to 8 inches in eastern Texas and up to 12 inches in isolated areas. It’s bad news for a state already soggy from last month’s record-setting rains. "While high winds and even tornadoes are possible, already wet grounds mean that even a moderate amount of rain will likely cause street flooding," warned Harris County Emergency Management.