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LIVE: Flooding closes roads, forces evacuations in Louisiana

Severe storms will continue to pound the south-central U.S. on Tuesday with damaging winds, flooding rain and potential tornadoes.

Storms will move across Austin and Dallas, Texas, to Oklahoma City and Wichita, Kansas, into Tuesday evening.

The storms will continue into Wednesday morning, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Bernie Rayno. "This is the type of setup that can hit Houston hard with high winds and flooding during the early morning hours on Wednesday," he said.

Wind damage was reported across central Texas on Tuesday morning and more than 400 flights were delayed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, according to FlightStats.


UPDATES: (All times are listed in Central Standard Time)

8:11 p.m. CST Tuesday: The city of Houston's Emergency Operations Center was activated at 6 p.m. local time.

8:07 p.m. CST Tuesday: On-ramps to Interstate 20 are closed across Webster Parish, Louisiana, due to flooding, local emergency management reports.

7:59 p.m. CST Tuesday: A nursing home in Minden, Louisiana, is being evacuated due to flooding:

7:10 p.m. CST Tuesday: Water reported in homes Dixie Inn, Louisiana, emergency management reports.

6:57 p.m. CST Tuesday: Hail, about 2 inches in diameter, reported in Hext, Texas, according to a National Weather Service spotter.

6:27 p.m. CST Tuesday: A storm delivered large hail to Evant, Texas, earlier this evening:

5:48 p.m. CST Tuesday: Street flooding reported around Shreveport, Louisiana, law enforcement reports.

5:03 p.m. CST Tuesday: More than 5,200 Entergy Arkansas customers without power the utility reports.

4:26 p.m. CST Tuesday: Flooding reported along state Highways 86 and 124 in Texas:

3:51 p.m. CST Tuesday: Kansas City is receiving its first measurable rainfall in 34 days today. The city's longest stretch of dry weather since 2002.

3:23 p.m. CST Tuesday: A swift water rescue was reported on farm to market road 407, 2 miles east of Justin, Texas, the local emergency manager said. The occupant was rescued about 100 yards west of the main road.