Terrible Harvey now bringing catastrophic floods, left two fatalities so far

After leaving parts of Texas devastated by the strongest hurricane in decades, now, Tropical Storm Harvey is showing its worrying nature as it rains up to 5 inches per hour through the flooded roads and major intersections.

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Though the scope of the damage is unknown, rescue teams raced against rising flood waters on Sunday to save hundreds of stranded residents in southeastern Texas.

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There were two fatalities reported and at least 14 injured so far. The death toll could rise according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, as Reuters reports.

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As a category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 miles per hour (209km per hour), Harvey pummeled into Texas late Friday, making it the most powerful storm to hit the state since 1961.

Now the storms could linger for days and unload more than 40 inches of rain on cities including flood-prone Houston.

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The amounts of rains over Houston could break the record set up almost 40 years ago on July 1979 when Alvin, Texas, was deluged by 43 inches of rain in 24 hours.

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A flash flood warning was in effect for areas of Houston. The National Weather Service is advising people not to go on travel as the storm spawned tornadoes and lightning.

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The maximum sustained winds are 45 mph with higher gusts, according to the National Weather Service.

Businesses and oil-gas production were largely halted in the state, culminating price hikes.

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