Family gets swept away by flood

UPDATE: By the numbers: Severe weather in Texas, Oklahoma, Mexico

HOUSTON (AP) – The weekend’s severe weather left behind a trail of destruction stretching from Oklahoma to Texas and a border town in Mexico, including heavy flooding and a deadly tornado. Here’s the count:

30: Deaths since Friday – 13 in Texas, 4 in Oklahoma, 13 in tornado that hit border city of Ciudad Acuna, Mexico

11: Missing in Central Texas flooding, including 8 in vacation home swept down the Blanco River

11: Inches of rain in parts of the Houston area, mostly in a six-hour period from 9 p.m. Monday to 3 a.m. Tuesday

5.3: Average inches of rain that fell in Harris County, according to the Harris County Flood Control District

2,500: Abandoned vehicles on Houston roadways after drivers sought higher ground

About 530: Water-related calls handled by Houston emergency crews since midnight Monday, primarily assisting motorists stuck in their vehicles

500-700: Homes damaged by flooding in Harris County, which includes Houston metro

Up to 200: Homes destroyed in the Ciudad Acuna tornado

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