Houston storms, flooding: Where we are now

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Rain, floods and mandatory evacuations are what Texans have been dealing with the past few days. And we want to update you on where things stand right now.

The severe weather is blamed for at least 27 deaths in Texas and 11 people are still missing.

In order to help the Lone Star State rebuild and recover from the storm, President Obama signed a disaster declaration for several counties including Harris County.

Officials are still keeping a close eye on several rivers. The National Weather Service says later today the Colorado River in Wharton and the San Jacinto River should both recede below flood stage. However the Brazos River remains a huge area of concern.

City officials in Wharton have given the all-clear for residents there to return to their homes, after calling a mandatory evacuation last week. Neighbors on the west side of Wharton were evacuated Thursday as the waters of the Colorado River rose to alarming heights, but the river crested at 42.5 feet yesterday without any flooding of homes.

Many high school seniors will receive their diplomas today after severe storms and a power outage canceled yesterday's ceremonies. Kashmere High School will have their event today at 6pm at Wilkins Pavilion on Tidwell.

Other events are rescheduled as a result of storms: the Sugar Land Skeeters game is rescheduled for Monday as double header at 6:05pm, and the Miller Outdoor Theater "Karma: The Wheel of Life" is slated for a later date.

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