The storms that left parts of Texas and Oklahoma under water for most of Memorial Day weekend aren't quieting down, which means the rain and floods that have killed eight people and left another dozen missing are now threatening residents in seven states.
This spring has already been a bad one for extreme weather, with massive tornadoes in Illinois and Oklahoma and a historic drought engulfing California, but these floods have completely shut down Houston. Many schools there have been closed and residents were urged Tuesday morning not to leave their homes, according to a KHOU-TV report.
According to NBC News, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in 24 counties, including in Houston, where more than 80,000 people lost power, and more than 200 basketball fans found themselves stranded inside the arena where they were watching the NBA playoffs.
The storms have also already devastated families; eight people, including a woman and her two young children, were swept away on Sunday when flood waters destroyed the vacation house where they were staying. Her husband and the family dog have been found alive, but searches continue for the three missing family members.
If you're in Texas and want to help out victims of the flood, the Red Cross is seeking volunteers. Of course, anyone can donate.