Heavy rains cause sewage to overflow in Houston

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HOUSTON, Texas - In the end, megastorm Patricia was nothing but a false alarm.  Thank goodness.  But let's face it, most Houstonians probably spent the weekend in the trenches.  The "greatest" hurricane in history caused little damage in the Bayou City.

"The flooding caused sewage to spill all over", said attorney Muhammad Aziz, pointing at the street and sidewalks.  His firm owns a building near the corner of Commerce and Milam, an area that flooded.   The excess of rains affected the wastewater facility on 69th street and, as a result, untreated sewage overflowed in and around downtown.

The smell was not very corporate, so to speak.  Crews from the City of Houston worked for hours to clean things up.  Early Monday, streets were all clear.

"Thankfully we did not have the water in the building like we did during Memorial Day flood", Aziz added.

And what did they do with all that sewage?  It went straight to the bayou, to enhance your next kayaking adventure.  So, now you know: when people say it's raining cats and dogs out there… it really means that afterwards, somebody will have to clean up.

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