Weather & Natural Disasters

Scenes from Tropical Storm Bill ravaged Texas

Port Lavaca city worker Oscar Quinenilla, front right, helps clear debris from a marina area as Tropical Storm Bill makes landfall, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Port Lavaca, Texas.
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Tropical Storm Bill made landfall in Texas on Tuesday, three weeks after deadly floods in the region claimed about 30 lives and caused significant damage.

The storm has weakened, but it dumped heavy rain that flooded streets and left at least one person dead, according to Reuters. Air travel and traffic have had to slow—roads are backed up and hundreds of flights have been cancelled.

Following are photos showing the effects the extreme weather have had across the area over the last several weeks.

In this photo taken in Port Lavaca, city worker Oscar Quinenilla helps clear debris from a marina area as Tropical Storm Bill makes landfall.

Flooding is pictured from a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter as it flies over Galveston, Texas after Tropical Storm Bill made landfall in this handout photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard and taken on June 16, 2015.
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Flooding is pictured from a Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter as it flies over Galveston, Texas, after Tropical Storm Bill made landfall in this handout photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The center of Tropical Storm Bill is seen making landfall on Matagorda Island, Texas in this GOES East NOAA satellite image taken at 13:15ET June 16, 2015.
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The center of Tropical Storm Bill is seen making landfall on Matagorda Island, Texas, in this GOES East NOAA satellite image taken on June 16.

Waves crash onto the Matagorda beach pier as Tropical Storm Bill comes on shore on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Matagorda, Texas.
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Waves crash onto the Matagorda beach pier as Tropical Storm Bill comes on shore on Tuesday.

High water

Lucas Rivas looks into the flooded Whole Earth Provisions Company on Lamar Street after days of heavy rain on May 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
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Heavy rains flooded had previously regions across the southeastern United States over the Memorial Day weekend.

Texas governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency and toured flooded regions around his state.

In this photo, a local store in Austin—the Whole Earth Provisions Co.—is closed due to severe flooding in the store.

Submerged city streets

Submerged cars and a flooded streets in Austin, Texas on May 25.
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Streets in downtown Austin are inundated after heavy rains on May 25.

At the water's edge

A child plays near a street that remains underwater from days of heavy rain on May 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
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A boy plays near a street that remains underwater from days of heavy rain.

Emergency transportation

Debris from flooding waters are stuck in the spokes of a bicycle wheel in Austin, Texas.
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Bike spokes are caked with debris brought by rain and floodwaters.

Impassable

Businesses are submerged under flooding after heavy rains in Austin Texas
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A gas station and other businesses are rendered inaccessible by the enormous floodwaters.

State of emergency

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference at the Wimberley Community Center May 25, 2015 in Wimberly, Texas.
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Wimberley, a city near Austin.

Utilities scramble

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Utility vehicles line a highway, prepared to assist in the response effort.

Slick streets

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Dirt carried by flood waters covers a road near Austin.

Dam threatened

Workers attempt to relieve the pressure from the earthen dam at Padera Lake, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Midlothian, Texas. Water was flowing over the top of the dam early Wednesday morning following days of heavy rain.
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Workers attempt to relieve the pressure from the earthen dam at Padera Lake in Midlothian, Texas. Water was flowing over the top of the dam following days of heavy rain.

Stranded residents

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Vehicles left stranded on a flooded Interstate 45 in Houston, Texas. Heavy rains throughout Texas put the city of Houston under massive amounts of water, closing roadways, and trapping residents in cars and buildings, according to local reports.