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Can we handle a metre of rain?

I can't imagine what it's like to live in the city of Houston these days.

Following Hurricane Harvey, the citizens of that U.S. city and the 50 surrounding counties are facing torrential rain that was more than double the annual rainfall there.

Some places already had exceeded more than 30 inches of rainfall, with an additional 20 inches of rain expected to fall.

The city's emergency department had never anticipated the destructive forces of rain in the amounts that have followed Harvey. I certainly can't imagine what it's like to receive so much rain at one time.

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