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USA: Dallas rocked by "tsunami-type" flooding00:52

USA: Dallas rocked by "tsunami-type" flooding

United States, Dallas
May 26, 2015 at 11:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Gardens along the Trinity River in Dallas were severely damaged by heavy flooding and rising water, with paths destroyed and fences broken, Tuesday. At least three people are believed to have been killed in the state of Texas overnight.

Texan Governor Greg Abbott declared a state-of-emergency on Monday. Up to a million people are currently without water, with more heavy rain expected in the state. Abbott has compared the flooding to a "tsunami" in power.

The floods were caused by record-breaking levels of rainfall that led several river banks to burst on Saturday night and Sunday. Monday saw tornadoes rip through parts of Texas including the city of La Grange in Fayette County, and in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Acuna (256km/159mi from San Antonio) where 13 people died.

Thousands of homes have now been damaged, along with several key pieces of infrastructure including two bridges in Texas that were completely washed away in the torrents. Thousands of people have been evacuated from high risk areas, and warnings and alerts have been announced across several neighbouring states including Colorado and Kansas.

USA: Dallas rocked by "tsunami-type" flooding00:52
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Gardens along the Trinity River in Dallas were severely damaged by heavy flooding and rising water, with paths destroyed and fences broken, Tuesday. At least three people are believed to have been killed in the state of Texas overnight.

Texan Governor Greg Abbott declared a state-of-emergency on Monday. Up to a million people are currently without water, with more heavy rain expected in the state. Abbott has compared the flooding to a "tsunami" in power.

The floods were caused by record-breaking levels of rainfall that led several river banks to burst on Saturday night and Sunday. Monday saw tornadoes rip through parts of Texas including the city of La Grange in Fayette County, and in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Acuna (256km/159mi from San Antonio) where 13 people died.

Thousands of homes have now been damaged, along with several key pieces of infrastructure including two bridges in Texas that were completely washed away in the torrents. Thousands of people have been evacuated from high risk areas, and warnings and alerts have been announced across several neighbouring states including Colorado and Kansas.

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