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Texas floods: Girls' home evacuated

Congregations offer relief and comfort

In south-central Texas, the week of July 4 signaled a driving, nonstop deluge that surpassed the massive rainfall of the 1998 area floods and broke several decades-old records.

For two weeks the downpour continued, overflowing the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake, causing severe damage to homes in dozens of towns.

Lutheran Social Services of the South's New Life Treatment Center, a Canyon Lake home for abused and neglected girls, had to be evacuated. The facility was inundated, causing at least $2 million in damage.



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