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Houston and Quad Cities get swamped more often, thanks to warming climate

As much as a foot of rain has fallen in the Houston Metro area in the past few days, inundating neighborhoods and submerging hundreds of cars and trucks. This m...
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Houston and Quad Cities get swamped more often, thanks to warming climate

As much as a foot of rain has fallen in the Houston Metro area in the past few days, inundating neighborhoods and submerging hundreds of cars and trucks.

This morning, millions of students are at home as schools remain closed and KTRK-TV reports more than 70,000 homes and businesses without power.

Houston and Quad Cities get swamped more often, thanks to warming climate

This week's rains is reminiscent of what happened in Hurricane Harvey in 2017. This will not have the incredible toll that did, but many commuters are urged to stay off the roads.


Houston and Quad Cities get swamped more often, thanks to warming climate
Houston and Quad Cities get swamped more often, thanks to warming climate

Finally, insurance premiums trend upward for everybody. That happens after every major hurricane, flood, or tornado outbreak occurs. If your insurance rates don't go up, consider yourself lucky!

-Meteorologist Eric Sorensen