Temple Police Officer Marco Maldonado, right, hands out coupons Wednesday for free Slurpees at 7-Eleven stores to Kayla Thornton, 5, left, and Ryleigh Thornton, 8, at Lions Junction Family Water Park in Temple. Kayla and Ryleigh were visiting Temple with their family from Topeka, Kan.

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Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north.

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A potential tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico presents twin troubles for coastal Louisiana and Mississippi — the possibility that the flooded Mississippi River will be lapping at the tops of levees this weekend, and a danger of flash floods like the one that unexpectedly walloped New Orleans on Wednesday.

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Storm-weary Oklahoma and Arkansas have seen another round of severe weather that has flooded roadways. Almost 4 inches of rain per hour caused widespread street flooding in the Tulsa area on Thursday, leading to multiple stalled vehicles and high-water rescues.

Mary Storm of Wills Point uses a grabber Thursday to pick items out of her sister’s destroyed Ford Focus, the day after several tornadoes came through Van Zandt County and Canton. Storm’s sister, Linda Meyers of Canton, said her car was hit by an uprooted tree in the driveway of her nephew’s…

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A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path. Two deaths, both in Missouri, were blamed on the severe weather that started in the Southern Plains Monday night and moved to the northeast. Missouri and parts of Illinois and Arkansas were in the crosshairs Tuesday. By Wednesday, the storm will move into Great Lakes region, where it will weaken. But another storm system was gathering steam for later this week, potentially covering an area from Texas to Chicago, according to the National Weather Service.