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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges motorists to drive cautiously during heavy rain storms and flooded areas, and especially at night when judging water depth is more difficult.

Flash flooding is the number one weather-related killer in Texas. More than 50 percent of all flash flood fatalities nationwide involve vehicles. Saving your life can be as easy as turning your vehicle around when you see water on the road. Never attempt to drive through flooded roadways – Turn Around Don’t Drown (TADD)!

DPS offers these safe driving tips:

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A tragic multi-vehicle crash occurred on FM 787 in Hardin County near Saratoga in the evening of Sunday, Sept. 9 resulting in three deaths and three with serious injuries. 

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Rain-slick roads resulting from weekend showers reportedly caused a driver to lose control and strike two pedestrians, injuring multiple people involved in the accident, reports Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Detective Sadie Guedry. 

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A robber is on the run after a customer attempted to stop an aggravated robbery of a convenience store, Sunday, Sept. 9.

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Police are searching for a man who held employees at gunpoint as he robbed the Novrozsky's restaurant in Orange on Sept. 9, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. Charlie Stephenson.

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