Interstate 45 in Houston is essentially underwater due to the heavy flooding.
Houston, the Fourth-Largest City in the US, Saw Severe Flooding
The massive flooding in Texas and Oklahoma that has been described as “apocalyptic” has now killed 14 people. Three died in Houston alone after a record-breaking four inches of rain in only a few hours caused havoc. Snakes that have been displaced by the flooding have been spotted swimming into houses and cars.
13 people are still missing, with 8 coming from a vacation house in Wimberley, Texas where two families were staying. The 5 adults and 3 children are assumed to be dead by authorities. The heavy rains show no sign of stopping, with forecasters predicting more rain in the rain over the next week.
A photo of Corporal Caleb Earwood and his fiancee Maggie holding hands and praying together, without seeing each other before the ceremony, has quickly spread across the internet.
Cars Were Lifted Onto Houses by the Powerful Winds
A tornado that hit Ciudad Acuna has killed 13 people and left over 150 injured. The tornado was the first to hit the northern Mexican city, located near the border, since its foundation over a century ago. A baby is also missing, having been strapped into a car seat when the tornado hit.
Across the border, the same storm system has caused massive flooding in Texas, killing 3 people and leaving 12 missing. Recent storms have also caused heavy flooding in Oklahoma, killing 2 people in the state.
Fans of presidential candidate Mike Huckabee took to Facebook to voice their disgust with the former Arkansas governor’s defense of Josh Duggar after it emerged the “19 Kids and Counting” star was accused of five cases of child molestation between 2002 and 2003, with one man writing, “You sir, just lost my vote!”
ISIS’s Flag Flies Over an Ancient Citadel in the City
ISIS brutally killed over 400 people, mainly women and children in the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. They hoisted their black flag over a historic citadel after the killings. Witnesses report that the streets of the city are littered with the bodies of those killed. Two days ago ISIS claimed the city after killing over 300 Syrian troops.
The recent murders come a week after ISIS increased its stranglehold over Iraq by taking the key strategic city of Riyadh. More than 500 people were killed in the taking of that city. Lord Dannatt, the former chief of the general staff of the Syrian army, demanded “how much longer can Britain and the US continue to show such a lack of commitment to defeating the ISIS army?”
Over a thousand people traveled to Las Vegas to attend a four-hour public viewing of his body, while his music was played.