A record-setting rainfall that caused massive flooding has triggered the US President Barack Obama to sign a disaster declaration for areas in Texas affected by severe weather that has killed at least 24 people and prompted mass evacuations.
Massive flash flooding caused by record rainfall
in Oklahoma and Texas has swept away hundreds of homes, forced over
2,000 people to flee and left three people dead. Up to 400 homes in the town of Wimberley, Texas, were washed
away by floods along the Blanco River, which rose 26ft (8m) in just an
hour, authorities said.
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