Houston Paralyzed By Heavy Rains, Flash Floods

About a foot of rain fell in parts of Houston. More rain is likely through out the week as the nation's fourth largest city cleans up.

Residents of the Arbor Court apartments evacuate their flooded apartment complex in a refrigerator on Monday, April 18, 2016, in The Woodlands, Texas. The National Weather Service says there is a 50 percent chance of more rain falling on the Houston area Tuesday and has issued a flash flood watch through Wednesday morning. 

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Firefighters and police help people from a rescue boat into a transport truck in Jersey Village, in Harris County, Texas, on April 18.The people who have been rescued from their flooded homes are being taken to a shelter at Jersey Village Baptist Church. Melissa Phillip / AP
Kaicee Crowley walks through floodwaters to get belongings out of her stranded car at the North Main Street exit off of North I-45, as White Oak Bayou comes over its banks, flooding the freeway in Houston on April 18. More than a foot of rain Monday in parts of Houston left five dead, knocked out power to thousands of people and closed schools. Public transit and city offices were also closed Monday. Karen Warren / AP
Residents use an air mattress to evacuate an apartment complex surrounded by floodwaters in Houston on April 18. David J. Phillip / AP
Edgar Peneda, of Roadway Construction, inspects a collapsed retention wall along eastbound U.S. Highway 290 at Huffmeister in Houston on April 18. Massive flooding has become nearly an annual rite of passage in Houston, which is grappling with destroyed homes, trapped drivers and deaths for the third straight year. Gary Coronado / AP
Locals work to rescue up to 70 horses along Cypresswood Drive near Humble along Cypress Creek, after a Houston-area stable was inundated by floodwaters on April 18. Mark Mulligan / AP
Memorial Drive at Studemont is flooded by the overflowing Buffalo Bayou in Houston on April 18. Karen Warren / AP

A man rescues an armadillo from floodwaters in Houston on April 18.

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A man rides on the outside of a dump truck through floodwaters in Houston on April 18. Sylvester Turner, mayor of the nation's fourth-largest city, told residents to stay home to fend off a weather system he called "stubborn." More rain was projected over the next two to three days. The storms were part of a wide weather system that left warnings and watches through Tuesday morning for Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler-Longview and as far east as Texarkana.

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A resident looks out from the second floor as floodwaters surround his apartment complex in Houston on April 18. Several shelters were established for people forced from their homes. At least 100 people taken from apartment complexes in the north part of the city were being sheltered at a shopping mall.

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Darius Simon, second from left, helps his mother Carol evacuate her flooded apartment complex along with his brother Dominique and son, Isaac Hernandez, on April 18 in Houston. The city reported more than 115 emergency water rescues by mid-morning Monday and evacuation of at least 30 apartment complexes.

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Taylor McKenzie holds on to his dog, Big Black, as he walks out of high water in the Timber Lakes Timber Ridge subdivision on April 18. Brett Coomer / AP