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Heavy rains in Texas, Oklahoma fuel hope for California drought relief
Heavy rains in Texas, Oklahoma fuel hope for California drought relief

Look east, California. Five years of extreme drought have come to a dramatic end in Texas and Oklahoma as a month of heavy rains has replenished reservoirs, dampened parched soil across both states and unleashed floodwaters on vulnerable residents. A downpour this weekend pushed rivers far over their banks in central Texas, where flooding devoured hundreds of rural homes between Austin and San Antonio. At least 2,000 people fled to emergency shelter as helicopters rescued residents from rooftops and bridges snapped apart like Graham crackers. At least one person was dead and three others were missing as of Sunday afternoon. The nonstop Texas-Oklahoma rains are probably being influenced...

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