Yes, many areas of Houston got hit by a relatively unknown substance that old-timers used to call "rain."
Storms knocked out power to about 80,000 homes, a small price to pay for some wet stuff in this scorching historic drought.
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Oh, and Abe Lincoln dropped by to check things out, via lightning. Photographer Barry Sigman captured this sideways look at our own momentary Mount Rushmore.