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