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Hurricane Harvey and its remnants have managed to dump likely record-setting amounts of rainfall across Texas. The Weather Channel expects that some locations could see accumulation totals of 127cm before the weather finally lets up. Some locations around and outside of Houston have already have seen floods higher than 4.5m.

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Hurricane Harvey and its remnants have managed to dump likely record-setting amounts of rainfall across Texas. The Weather Channel expects that some locations could see accumulation totals of 127cm before the weather finally lets up. Some locations around and outside of Houston have already have seen floods higher than 4.5m.