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Hundreds of people were saved from flooding in Texas as water levels keep increasing in Houston

A man stands in the water alongside vehicles (Via Greg Smith/Getty Images)

Heavy rains in the Houston area on Saturday led to widespread flooding, prompting rescues of over 400 people from homes, rooftops, and roads submerged in murky water. Residents in affected neighborhoods prepared for potential evacuations as the waters continued to rise.

The flooding extended across a broad area from Houston to rural East Texas, where emergency crews used airboats to navigate waist-high waters, rescuing stranded individuals and pets. In one instance, a family and their three dogs were brought to safety as floodwaters encircled their home and vehicles.

A flood watch remained in place until Sunday afternoon, with forecasters predicting more rainfall overnight and warning of possible severe flooding.

Wildlife department rescues residents (Tom Wiese/Shutterstock)

Residents like Miguel Flores Jr., from Kingwood in northeast Houston, expressed uncertainty about the rising waters and braced themselves for worsening conditions.

Nearby, Aron and Jamie Brown monitored flooding near a submerged intersection close to the San Jacinto River. Despite seeing water seep into parts of their subdivision, they remained optimistic as their home was situated at a higher elevation compared to others in the area.

Aron Brown, who recalled the extensive flooding during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 when waters reached the top of nearby power lines, noted that the current flooding was not as severe.

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