Floodwaters killed many soldiers in mission in Texas

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Later the number of deceased increased to six. The low-water crossing of the creek was flooded by two days of intermittent heavy rains. Fort Hood has seen 2½ to 3 inches of rain since Wednesday afternoon. Parts of Texas still recovering from heavy rainfall were watching a new batch of storms that could dump up to 10 inches of rain from Thursday through Saturday and worsen flooding caused by rivers and other waterways that already have risen to record levels. About 1,400 homes have been affected in Texas by the Brazos River, swollen by heavy rainfall from last week. “With the rain that’s predicted, that’s not going to help things as that water has no place to go,” said Lt. Lowell Neinast, with the police department in Richmond.

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