Tropical Storm Harvey: 12 trillion gallons of rain have hit Texas

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HOUSTON – As floodwaters from Harvey’s downpours keep rising, some Houston-area residents must decide between staying in their homes with water pouring in or venturing out into potentially deadly flooded roads.

People waded in chest-high floodwaters in the U.S.’s fourth-largest city, as Houston’s mayor announced Sunday that the main convention center would be opening as a shelter, evoking memories of Hurricane Katrina, when breached levees in New Orleans stranded tens of thousands of people in squalid conditions at the football stadium and convention center.

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