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UPDATE: Another two bodies found in Texas


HOUSTON (AP) -- Thunderstorms have been battering areas of rain-weary Houston with heavy downpours and small hail.

Some street flooding is reported and more than 18,000 customers lost power this afternoon.

There was minor flooding inside Minute Maid Park as the Houston Astros hosted the Chicago White Sox.

Meanwhile, officials say the flood threat from the Colorado River is over in Wharton, Texas, and a mandatory evacuation order for neighborhoods on the west side of town has been lifted.

Also, authorities in Central Texas have recovered the body of a second woman killed in flash flooding last weekend along the Blanco River. Hays County officials say a search team recovered the body Saturday afternoon in the Wimberley area.

Earlier in the day, a search team recovered a woman's body along the river about midway between Wimberley and San Marcos.

The discovery brings to eight the number of people confirmed as killed in the flood and 27 killed in last weekend's storms statewide. Eleven people remain missing.

At least 31 people have died in Texas and Oklahoma since the storms began last weekend.


HOUSTON (AP) -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of Central and South Texas.

Forecasters expect an inch or two of rain to fall in the Houston area from a slow-moving storm this afternoon. But they say if the storm stalls, some parts of the already waterlogged area could receive 4 to 5 inches in a few hours. That could cause more flooding along the Brazos River and Houston's bayous.

Meanwhile, in Dallas, police say a man's body was recovered from standing water on Friday, bringing the Texas storm death toll in Texas to 25.

In all, at least 29 people have died in Texas and Oklahoma since the stormy weather began last weekend. Eleven others are missing.

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