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Officials in the Mexico-Texas border town of Ciudad Acuna say 800 homes were completely destroyed by Monday's tornado, which killed 13 people.

City government spokesman Edgar Gonzalez said Tuesday that about 4,000 homes had some kind of damage, including the 800 destroyed. Earlier, officials had said up to 200 homes were completely destroyed in the city of 125,000 that's across from Del Rio, Texas.

Ten adults and three infants died in the tornado, and a family of four is still missing.

Gonzalez says 300 people were hospitalized, including 10 who were in serious condition with broken bones.


10:53 a.m. CDT

Houston fire crews overnight conducted hundreds of water rescues as parts of the city saw up to 11 inches of rain.

Mayor Annise Parker said Tuesday that crews handled about 530 water-related calls since midnight Tuesday, primarily assisting motorists stuck in their vehicles.

Officials say the deluge overwhelmed bayous and creeks, sending a rush of water onto Interstate 45, secondary streets and into neighborhoods.

Authorities say three people have died in Harris County, Texas - which includes Houston - and between 500 and 700 homes have sustained some level of damage.


10:45 a.m. CDT

A runway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been closed after a sinkhole developed in a nearby grassy area.

The airport said in a statement that runway 18L was temporarily closed as a precaution Tuesday morning as crews assess the sinkhole, which is about 250 feet between the runway and a taxiway.

Officials say the sinkhole, which is 25 feet by 25 feet, is not located in an area called the safety area.

The runway will remain closed until repairs are completed.

Airport spokesman David Magana said it is not known what caused the sinkhole. He said the airport's other six runways are currently open.


10:23 a.m. CDT

Houston Mayor Annise Parker says city officials will be vigilant as the area's waterways swell with several inches of rain.

Parker said at a news conference on Tuesday morning that "we're on the alert for folks in their houses as the bayous continue to rise."

The National Weather Service says about 11 inches of rain fell in six hours in parts of southwest Houston.

Authorities say three people have died in Harris County, Texas - which includes Houston - and between 500 and 700 homes have sustained some level of damage.


10:15 a.m CDT

About 11 inches of rain have fallen in parts of southwest Houston, leading to the widespread flooding.

National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Reilly said most of the 9 to 11 inches of rain came during a six-hour period, from 9 p.m. Monday to 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Reilly said the Houston suburbs of Richmond and Sugar Land also received about 11 inches of rain.

Authorities say three people have died in Harris County, Texas - which includes the city of Houston - and between 500 and 700 homes have sustained some level of damage.


10:04 a.m. CDT

Authorities say three people have died in Harris County, Texas, due to flooding.

Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties confirmed two bodies were found in the city of Houston.

Harris County Flood Control District spokeswoman Kim Jackson says a third body was found in a vehicle on Interstate 45.

Jackson also says between 500 and 700 homes in Harris County have sustained some level of flood damage.


9:55 a.m. CDT

The National Weather Service says a tornado with winds of 110 mph damaged several buildings in Kenner, Louisiana.

The tornado was part of a line of severe thunderstorms that moved across the state late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

The weather service says the EF-1 tornado damaged the roofs of a performing arts center, a fire station and another business. No one was injured.

More than 7,000 Entergy customers were without power in the New Orleans area on Tuesday morning, and about 13,000 Southwestern Electric Power Company customers have no power in the Shreveport area.


7:10 a.m. CDT

High water and flooding made driving impossible for many travelers in the Houston area, even those on the city's major highways.

The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1IXzG1Xhttp://bit.ly/1IXzG1X ) reports Tuesday morning that no injuries have been reported but that dozens of vehicles are stranded in high water throughout the city.

Houston METRO announced that the morning transit services were canceled. Harris County district courts canceled morning jury service. Storms also knocked out power in parts of the city.

About 20 school districts in the area were either closed or had delayed opening.


7 a.m. CDT

After the Houston Rockets won Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals, flooding in the area forced hundreds of fans and at least one player to remain at Toyota Center as the heavy rain continued to fall.

Arena officials posted an advisory on the stadium scoreboard advising fans to wait out the storm after the game ended around 11 p.m. Monday. Most left, but about 350 people stayed.

Center Dwight Howard told the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1cfWueQhttp://bit.ly/1cfWueQ ), that he didn't "think it's smart for anybody to try to be out on this weather."

While fans waited into early Tuesday morning, crews did their usual post-event cleanup.


5:55 a.m. CDT

Authorities are helping residents to evacuate their homes in a city near Austin, Texas, after a creek broke its banks and flooded the area.

A weekend of torrential rain and flooding has destroyed properties in the area and 12 people are missing after their vacation home was swept down a rain-swollen river and slammed into a bridge.

Austin County emergency crews have reported no injuries during early Tuesday evacuations from homes in Webberville, some 15 miles east of Austin.

Crews used boats and helicopters to rescue residents from their flooded homes. Authorities have not said how many people have been evacuated from homes in the area.


4:30 a.m. CDT

Harris County Flood District has advised residents waking up for work and school Tuesday morning to not leave their homes.

KHOU-TV reports The National Weather Service has issued an emergency flash flood warning for southwest Harris County and northeast Fort Bend County. Harris County includes the city of Houston.


2:30 a.m. CDT

Evacuations are underway in Austin, Texas, due to rising water that's threatening homes.

The Austin American-Statesman reported early Tuesday that some houses in a neighborhood in eastern Travis County had flooded after the Deck Creek left its banks.

EMS spokesman Mike Benevides told the newspaper crews had used boats and helicopters to rescue some residents and were conducting a door-to-door search.

It wasn't immediately clear how many rescues had been conducted. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The evacuations come after a long holiday weekend that saw severe weather that led to at least four deaths across the state.


2:15 a.m. CDT

A flash flood warning is in effect for parts of southeast Texas as a severe storm brings heavy rain to the Houston area.

The National Weather Service reported between 6-10 inches of rain had fallen there Monday night.

Authorities urged residents to stay off the roads.

The Harris County Regional Joint Information Center said that two bayous and other waterways were out of their banks and numerous roadways were impassable. The center said reports indicated some homes may have taken on water.

CenterPoint Energy reported nearly 81,000 area customers were without power.


2 a.m. CDT

Recovery teams are set to resume looking for the 12 members of two families who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried their vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.

Trey Hatt, a spokesman for the Hays County Emergency Operations Center, said Monday night that the "search component" of the mission was over, meaning no more survivors were expected to be found in the flood debris along the Blanco River.

But recovery efforts were to resume Tuesday morning, following a long holiday weekend of severe weather that led to four confirmed fatalities across the state.

Authorities were also searching for victims and assessing damage just across the Texas-Mexico border in Ciudad Acuna, where a tornado Monday killed 13 people and left at least five unaccounted for.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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