Heavy Rains Force Texas Evacuations

Six Texas counties have declared states of emergency after more than a foot of rain fell on parts of the state.

Heavy rains in south Texas are forcing people to evacuate their flooded homes. Sixteen inches of rain have fallen in the border town of McAllen, Texas since Monday, turning streets into rivers and submerging cars. Some roads have crumbled in the raging waters.

Over 200 people have had to be rescued by emergency crews. The south Texas region is expected to start drying out Friday. Rain has been hammering the area for days.