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Houston, Flooded: Twitter Captures Chaos as Some Schools Close, and Other Students Brave the Deluge

By Mitchell Trinka | April 18, 2016

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A deluge of 1-2 FEET of rain brought south Texas to a standstill Monday, with the resulting flash floods inundating thousands of homes and highways, and forcing more than 100 rescues and the closure of school districts across the area.
Closures included America’s seventh largest school district, the Houston Independent School District, which cancelled classes due to “severe inclement weather and the related potential for dangerous road conditions.”


While many districts across the area shut down, eyeing an additional 8 to 10 inches of rain forecasted today, not all schools followed suit.


At schools that chose to open Monday, students documented the chaos: Flooded hallways, collapsing ceilings and closed classrooms.


Students who got to stay home may have been happy about their “rain day,” but at least one class still had homework assignments to complete.


Additionally, kids will have to make up the “rain day” at the end of their school year, reported Houston Chronicle’s education reporter Ericka Mellon:


A waiver from Texas’ Education Commissioner Mike Morath may change that though, according to Houston ISD.

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