Storms, Floods Threaten Southeast After Wreaking Havoc in Texas

The heavy rain was expected to linger over the South until at least Sunday

A sixth person died in flooding brought on by heavy rains that pounded the Texas town of Palestine, officials said Saturday.

Giovanni Olivas, 30, was found at around 5:30 p.m, Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor said. He was swept under by floodwaters after more than 7 inches of rain fell in an hour, officials said, NBC News reported.

The bodies of 64-year-old Lenda Asberry and her great-grandchildren Jamonicka Johnson, 6; Von Anthony Johnson Jr., 7; Devonte Asberry, 8, and Venetia Asberry, 9, were discovered dead after floodwaters receded. She was their legal guardian, her son told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

Eastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and west Tennessee remained under flash flood watches on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

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