More rain pelts TX

BY RACHEL CLARK | HOUSTON | September 9, 2002



"We still are working with 150 families who are recovering from Allison, and we're hoping there's not another one."

—Julie Platek


Flood watches and warnings remained posted across Texas Monday as more rain threatened to pelt ground already saturated by eight inches of rain over the weekend.

An additional five inches were possible across southern Texas Monday, forecasters warned.

Meanwhile Subtropical Storm Gustav edged closer to North Carolina's Outer Banks Monday.

Parts of southern Louisiana also saw heavy rain over the weekend.

Tropical Storm Fay made landfall near Palacios, Tex. early Saturday morning.

Flood watches stretched from Beaumont in eastern Texas, to Houston, and west to San Antonio. Galveston saw four inches of rain over the weekend.

Area disaster responders were still hoping for the best.

In Texas, hundreds in Houston are still recovering from last summer's Tropical Storm Allison -- the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history. And in San Antonio, people are still shaken up after even more recent flooding there.

The last thing they need is another flood.

"We still are working with 150 families who are recovering from Allison, and we're hoping there's not another one," said Julie Platek of Catholic Charities in Houston. "These are people who lost homes or who had severely damaged homes and have not been able to get them fixed yet."

Disaster responders working in San Antonio were also hoping for the best, said Lura Cayton, a disaster response and recovery liaison with Church World Service. "Those of us who are working in San Antonio are just praying that another tropical storm doesn't hit the area," she said.


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