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Tropical Storm Beta stalls along Texas coast, brings floods

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 10:51:04-04

HOUSTON (AP) - Tropical Storm Beta has stalled out along the Texas coast, flooding streets in Houston and Galveston hours after making landfall amid an unusually busy hurricane season.

The storm made landfall late Monday just north of Port O'Connor, Texas, and has the distinction of being the first time a storm named for a Greek letter made landfall in the continental United States.

Forecasters ran out of traditional storm names last week, forcing the use of the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s.

Beta is expected to eventually move over Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi later in the week, bringing the risk of flash flooding.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Teddy is heading toward Nova Scotia, where it's expected to make landfall early Wednesday.

Here are some scenes from Houston and other affected areas:

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