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With more rain on the way, voluntary evacuations are in place.

Dramatic photos show extent of flooding in Texas

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:38 - More than 20 people are dead after powerful storms tore through Texas and Oklahoma, causing widespread damage and prompting evacuations.

On Tuesday, authorities spent the morning helping residents evacuate in a city near Austin, Texas, after a creek broke its banks, causing the area to flood.

A series of powerful storms hit the region over the Memorial Day weekend followed by as much as 11 inches of additional precipitation in some communities Monday night into Tuesday.

RELATED: Flood-weary Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas to get more rain this weekend. Flash flood watches in effect.

Highways and roads were inundated, bringing traffic to a standstill as motorists abandoned their cars.

While parts of Texas have dried out, others continue to battle flood conditions -- and there could be more rain to come.

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