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Drivers stranded in Houston floods

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 00:35

April 29 - Major thunderstorms drench Houston, Texas, leaving drivers stranded on the highway for hours. Sarah Charlton reports.

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Flooding in Houston leaves drivers stranded after heavy rain swept through the area on Saturday (April 27). In just a few hours, thunderstorms dumped up to seven inches (18 centimetres) of rain across parts of Harris County, Texas. The rising water levels caused hazardous conditions for drivers. A number of people spent hours stuck in their cars on highways inundated with floodwater. At least 50 calls for water rescue were dealt with by the city's fire department.

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Drivers stranded in Houston floods

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 00:35