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Put On Your High Water Pants, Houston

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As heavy rain continues to fall across the Houston area, the usual suspects have begun to flood. Portions of Allen Parkway and I-45 north have been closed and the bayous continue their predictable rise.

And even though it floods in Houston on a disconcertingly routine basis, there will always be people like this driver who think that they can take on the high waters and win. Hair Balls is always curious about the thought process involved when barreling into deep water in a car that is not one of these.

More photos of the rising waters and road closures after the jump.

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