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City in Texas receives nearly 17 inches of rain

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BRENHAM, Texas - Officials say almost a foot and a half of rain has fallen on the city of Brenham in southeast Texas.

Meteorologist Wendy Long says Brenham received 16.62 inches of rain on Thursday, breaking the city's record for the most rain in a day

Meteorologist Patrick Blood says the rains washed out some roadways in the city located about 90 miles east of Austin.

Meteorologist Steve Smith says up to 10 inches of rain fell on counties in the Austin area, leading to several stranded vehicles and swift water rescues.

Officials say the rains let up in those areas by Friday morning but that more is expected in the late afternoon.

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