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At least 4 dead in Houston as severe storms lash Texas, Louisiana

Posted on AllSides May 17th, 2024
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Houston's mayor said at least four people died in a severe windstorm that caused widespread damage Thursday, as the National Weather Service warned of "dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding" in eastern Texas and western Louisiana.

The big picture: The NWS' Storm Prediction Center had warned of possible tornadoes and issued a high risk (Level 4 of 4) of excessive rainfall for portions of western Louisiana and eastern Texas as widespread thunderstorms struck the already-saturated region.

A tornado warning and also a severe thunderstorm warning that included a line referencing "destructive...

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