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(HOUSTON) — At least 74 high-water rescues occurred overnight in the Houston area, officials said.

The numbers are expected to grow as emergency crews continue to rescue both stranded motorists and people from their homes, Harris County Emergency Management told ABC News.

 

Rain has not stopped over N/NW Harris – almost 14 inches reported on Little Mound Creek @ Mathis Rd. https://t.co/sfAn5VTaYp #hounews

— HCFCD (@hcfcd) April 18, 2016

 

Several homes have been reported to be flooded and so far there have been no injuries reported, Harris County spokesperson Rosie Torres told ABC News.

 

Reports of high water rescues in NW Harris County. Residents urged to stay home & off the roads. Conditions EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! #HouNews

— Harris County OHSEM (@HCOHSEM) April 18, 2016

 

Torres said a lot of the flooding is due to several creeks and bayous that are spilling over their banks.

 

Incredible 1.64 inches in 15 minutes over NW Harris County. Total nearing 13 in. Devastating event. #houwx #hounews

— HCFCD (@hcfcd) April 18, 2016

 

Since Sunday evening there has been 7-10 inches of rain that has fallen in the area, said Torres. Adding that this is considered a very dangerous flash flood event for the area.

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