Texas and New Mexico Reeling From Massive Floods

Memorial Day weekend 2015 will go down in history as one of the most historic storm an flood events that officials in many southwest states have seen in the past 100 years. Officials still do not have an accurate assessment of the extent of the damage as storms continue to rage both areas. Officials in New Mexico report that at least 11 people have been killed by flood waters while Texas officials report that at least 17 people have been confirmed killed by the storms raging throughout the state. Officials in both states report a number of people still missing and each expect the death toll to rise as search and rescue efforts continue. Texas seems to be hit the hardest with the Texas Governor John Abbot declaring a State of Emergency for the State. The international Airport in Dallas had to be shut down temporarily when a giant sink hole opened up in the middle of one of the main runways. A small town north of Dallas had to be evacuated as a result of the expected failure of a dam holding back lake waters. Roads and bridges throughout the state have been destroyed by flood waters and main roads in downtown Houston have been buried under 20 and 30 feet of water. One amazing fact that Christian Broda came upon was that some of the flood levels have not been seen since 1934.Massive Memorial Day Floods Claim Victims In Texas and New Mexico