The largest school district in Texas has canceled classes as heavy rain drenched parts of the state.
The Houston Independent School District called off classes Monday as a precaution due to severe weather. The district, with about 215,000 students, made the announcement as the Houston area was under a flash flood watch through Tuesday morning.
The wide-ranging flash flood watch area also included Austin, San Antonio, Bryan-College Station, DFW, the Tyler-Longview area and as far east as Texarkana.
Authorities had no immediate reports of anyone hurt.
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Forecasters estimate some areas could get 3 to 8 inches of rain.
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Several high-water rescues were reported Monday in the Austin area, where rain flooded several roads. Some highways in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Houston were also closed due to flooding.