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Train Derailed As Texas Hit By Widespread Floods

Ten million residents are put on flood alert as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia head north from Mexico.

Train derailed near Corsicana, Texas
Two crew members had to swim to safety after the train came off rails

A train in Texas has been derailed by floods, with more severe weather on the way as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia head north.
The Union Pacific freight train came off the tracks just before dawn on Saturday near Corsicana, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Dallas.
A creek had burst its banks and washed away the rails after a storm system moving through the state dumped more than 18 inches (45cm) of rain on the city.
Railroad spokesman Jeff DeGraff said two crew members were forced to swim to safety, but nobody was hurt.
He said: "They (the crew) escaped the train after it stopped and swam to high ground. A Navarro County rescue team was able to get in and pull them to safety, they are back safe on dry ground."
Large amounts of Texas, including its biggest cities, are preparing for further flash flooding in the next few days.
Patricia, which was downgraded to a tropical storm, was expected to reach northern Mexico by Saturday night and push into the state some hours afterwards.
Forecasters said it was expected to add to the deluge that residents in Texas had already suffered.
The authorities urged people not to travel and to stay indoors.
A section of Interstate 45 near Corsicana that was closed overnight due to flooding reopened on Saturday morning (US time).
Traffic had been backed up for 12 miles after the eastern town of Powell received 20 inches and many other parts of the state received 12 inches.
Dozens of flights were cancelled at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Forecasters said Houston and Galveston could see flash floods on Monday morning, with a further risk of flooding in coastal areas.
Heavy rain led to the cancellation of Friday's second practice session ahead of the Formula One grand prix, which is being staged in state capital Austin.
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