Flood emergency hits a several cities

A disaster is unfolding on LIVE TV and streaming across the internet today.. Catastrophic flooding has impacted both Texas and Oklahoma. The hardest hit seems to be areas of Houston, where roads have been closed and entire houses swept away in epic flash flooding..

Emergency officials were forced to proceed with water rescues on major interstates in Texas.. Even more from CBS:

Inside the Toyota Center, where the Houston Rockets defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals, fans were stranded inside with nowhere to go, some of which stayed in the arena well into Tuesday morning, CBS Houston reported.

The west side of Houston had 4 inches of rain in only an hour..

The UK GUARDIAN is running some photographs taken from various areas hit by flooding. They showcase the human drama unfolding, houses destroyed, and trees unearthed and laying across roadways.. 

Photograph: Jay Janner/Zuma Press/Corbis

The latest information from the heart of Texas: Six are dead.. 13 are missing..From the Washington POST dispatch on the events:

More than 1,000 people were evacuated and at least five were killed during hours of vicious winds and drenching storms, including a 14-year-old Texan whose body was found Monday in a deluged storm drain, officials said.

And more:

A longtime Oklahoma firefighter was swept away and killed Saturday night in Claremore, a small town outside of Tulsa, while helping save trapped families gathered for a girl’s fifth birthday party, TV affiliate FOX 23 reported.

The Blanco River is still rising..

Image: The cement stilts of the home belonging to the Carey family of Corpus Christi, Texas, are all that remain the home was swept away by the Blanco River early  Sunday morning during a flash flood in Wimberley, Texas

There are at least 8 people missing after a vacation house was swept away during the natural disaster.. Cement is the only thing now that exists:

Accuweather is among those featuring a number of videos demonstrating just how deadly and historic these floods are…