Torrential rains hit Saturday by the US state of Texas, causing derailment a freight train, the cancellation of more than a hundred flights and disrupting air tests of the Grand Prix of the United States.
Up to 50 centimeters of rain fell in 24 hours in the county Navarro, south of the conurbation of Dallas-Fort Worth, officials said. The railway accident has just happened in this county: the locomotive and several cars were lying on their side of the tracks, the track being flooded, according to images broadcast by US television stations, see below. No casualties were reported, officials said.
disturbed F1 Qualifying
A hundred flights were canceled Saturday at the airport of Dallas-Fort Worth and other airports in the state’s Southern United States also experienced delays and cancellations, said the specialized site FlightAware. “New very heavy precipitation are expected on Saturday in the southern plains, especially in the south and east Texas,” warned the National Meteorological Service.
In Austin, the Circuit of the Americas, the practice sessions of the Formula 1 were severely disrupted on Friday and Saturday, many pilots choose to remain sheltered in their stand. Qualifications, scheduled at 13:00 local may occur in similar conditions, or even to be postponed to Sunday morning, what has happened in the past.
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