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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rising floodwaters at Shoal Creek are shown after days of heavy rain on May 25, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Drew Anthony Smith/Getty)

Violent Weather Slams the Southwest

In the American southwest, violent weather, including tornadoes, torrential rain and flooding pummeled Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, at least five were killed, and many more are still missing. Forecasters predict that rain will continue throughout the week—though the drought stricken region first welcomed the precipitation, the consequences of the wet weather have far exceeded anything locals have seen before. Daniel Guerrero is the mayor of San Marcos, Texas, a city between San Antonio and Austin that lies along the Blanco River and was among the hardest hit. He joins The Takeaway to discuss how his community is coping.

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