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US weather: Floods 'largest in region's history'

A deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.

A fire-fighter lost his life when swept away by floodwater in Oklahoma and a man died in San Marcos, Texas.

Parts of Texas saw up to 10 inches (25cm) of rain over a 24-hour period, with more predicted across the region into next week.

An official declared it the "largest flood in the history of this region".

Catharina Moh reports.

  • 25 May 2015