August 26, 2017 / 7:40 PM / 2 years ago

Houston to get 2-3 feet of rain in coming days -mayor

HOUSTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Houston will receive two to three feet of rain in the coming days, Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Saturday as the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years moved inland.

“This is serious,” Turner said in a televised interview as Tropical Storm Harvey lashed the state. “It is important that people stay off the roads.”

Turner said the city is prepared for what he described as a “major water event.” (Reporting by Marianna Parraga; Editing by Gary McWilliams and Paul Simao)

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