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Hot Air Balloon Crashes In Central Texas, Killing 16: What We Know So Far

Aug 1, 2016
Ralph Barrera / Austin American-Statesman via Reuters

Here's the latest on Saturday's deadly hot air balloon crash in Central Texas. 

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

Forecasters say flooded parts of Texas can't handle another soaking after getting upward of 16 inches of rain in a matter of hours but that more storms might be on the way.

Stella Chavez / KERA News

Judge Clay Jenkins is live tweeting his assessment of the recent storm and flood damage throughout the day in various towns of Dallas County.

Rodger Mallison / The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Update, 3:50 p.m. Thursday: Authorities say floodwaters from the swollen Brazos River are lapping at the foundations of 11 homes in a North Texas community west of Fort Worth.

Texas Department of Transportation / Twitter

Authorities on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of about 350 homes west of Fort Worth because the swollen Brazos River was expected to flood the area.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott's predecessor — a soon-to-be presidential candidate named Rick Perry — would call it the no-manual test.

Texas Department of Transportation / Facebook

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Central Texas hit hard by flooding; storms hit North Texas, too; a Dallas high school recalls yearbooks; and more.