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Floods in Texas and Oklahoma have tragic consequences.

 

At least 17 people died as a result of heavy rains that hit Texas and Oklahoma.

According to authorities, four deaths occurred in Houston - the fourth largest city in the United States - where streets turned into rivers due to heavy rains, and more than a thousand people asked for help.

The death toll is likely to rise as many people in Texas are still missing after the disaster struck these states on a “long” Memorial Day weekend.

Record floods destroyed hundreds of homes, demolished bridges, and even raised a coffin from a grave at a cemetery in Houston, which was then washed to the bank of the estuary.

“A lot of people drove their cars to places where the water had risen, and were forced to throw them,” said Houston Mayor Ennis Parker at a press conference.

Two of those killed in Houston were found in their cars, two more were found in the water.

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner Authority reported that six people died in this state as a result of weekend weather accidents.

Although, according to Parker, some parts of the city were not injured, the water flooded more than a thousand cars, and residents moved on bicycles and kayaks or stood on surfboards to walk along the streets flooded with water.

Houston Fire Department officials came to the rescue with boats, more than 500 people, local media reported.

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Texas Governor Greg Abbott could count on the help of the federal government in dealing with the aftermath of the floods.

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