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Roland Courville steers a boat across Mill Creek Road as he helps people escape from a neighborhood cut off by a flooded Spring Creek in Magnolia, Texas on May 27, 2016.
Michael Ciaglo—Houston Chronicle/AP

Parts of Texas were under water on Tuesday as the central U.S. braced for another shock of heavy rain and potential tornadoes after a deadly string of storms.

Funnel clouds and three reported twisters swept through Nebraska and Colorado on Monday, while torrential rain in Texas washed out bridges, felled trees and swamped homes.

Historic floods could hit rain-drenched Texas this week as the storm system crawls slowly east, according to The Weather Channel. Residents of some rural counties were at risk from a river that was expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.

National Weather Service meteorologists predicted the Brazos River would crest at 53.5 feet by midday Tuesday in Fort Bend County — three feet above the previous record and topping a 1994 flood that caused extensive damage………..

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