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Indian-American Woman amongst 6 Dead in Houston Floods

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At least six persons, including an Indian-American woman, were killed in “historic” flash flooding in Houston, the US.

The historic flash flooding in Houston Texas, submerged scores of subdivisions and several major interstate highways. At least 6 people were dead due to the massive floods, which also include the Indian-American Sunita Singh, 47, a resident in Houston.  The victim is survived by her husband and 15-year-old son.

Her husband Rajiv Singh informed that the last conversation he had with his wife was a distressed phone call in which she told him she was "in trouble", but immediately thought help was on her way. However unluckily there was no help as she was found dead in her car later. Rajiv Singh says that his wife, Sunita – a mechanical engineer at an oil and gas company in Houston, “usually leaves the house early enough to get to work by 6:30 a.m. On Monday, her normal route was blocked off due to the city's major flooding, so she took a detour. Sunita's car quickly became submerged in water near the split off of Highway 59 and 610…She said she saw flashing lights, so she believed rescuers were there. And I was counting on that”. Her husband remembers the victim as, "cheerful, full of life and a hard worker".  

 

An overnight storm raised water levels by 8 and 16 inches of water in the area. The heavy rainfall also closed local schools, knocked out power for over 121,000 residents and made many roadways impassable. Over 1,200 high water rescues have been reported by the Houston and Harris County officials.

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