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Texas struggles to recover as flood danger persists

Monday, June 01, 2015 - 01:06

Officials in Texas are dealing with unprecedented flood damage after last week's deluge and trying to keep spectators away from dangerously swollen rivers. Sean Carberry reports.

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STORY: With a pause in the rain, life in northern Texas is slowly returning to normal - at least for some. But, evidence of the flooding that killed at least two-dozen is everywhere. And officials are assessing the damage. But, the state is hardly in the clear. Swollen and surging rivers like the Brazos are still a danger. (SOUNDBITE)(English) POLICE SPOKESMAN DOUG ADOLPH, SAYING: "If you go in, there's a strong likelihood you're going to go under and you're going to stay under." Police spokesman Doug Adolph says dangerous conditions will continue for days. (SOUNDBITE)(English) POLICE SPOKESMAN DOUG ADOLPH, SAYING: "It rises much faster than it goes down so we're looking at least another 3 to 4 days of swollen river" Which means several more days of trying to discourage disaster tourism. (SOUNDBITE)(English)RESIDENT JAMES TAYLOR, SAYING: "You want to see some of the devastation. unfortunately. i know it's kind of morbid that way, but you want to see it." (SOUNDBITE)(English) POLICE SPOKESMAN DOUG ADOLPH, SAYING: "God forbid somebody is washed into the river, but if people continue to congregate along the river, it's just a matter of time." Record levels of rain drenched Texas in May. President Barack Obama declared the state a disaster area. And it's likely to take weeks for Texas to fully count the cost.

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Texas struggles to recover as flood danger persists

Monday, June 01, 2015 - 01:06