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Some Galveston streets flood during heavy rainfall, chance of storms into weekend

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GALVESTON, Texas — A late-summer storm in Southeast Texas has flooded some streets in Galveston.

The National Weather Service says rainfall continued Wednesday in Galveston, where a chance of showers continues into the weekend.

PHOTO: Drivers use the left lane on Broadway Boulevard to get through high water Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 in Galveston, Texas, as storms rolled in off the Gulf of Mexico dumping large amounts of rain across the island. All three eastbound lanes of Broadway were covered in water for several blocks. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
Drivers use the left lane on Broadway Boulevard to get through high water Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015 in Galveston, Texas, as storms rolled in off the Gulf of Mexico dumping large amounts of rain across the island. All three eastbound lanes of Broadway were covered in water for several blocks. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Forecaster Kent Prochazka (pro-HAHS'-kuh) says Galveston since Tuesday received nearly 5 inches of rain. That includes more than 2 inches of rain Wednesday.

Emergency officials had no reports of injuries or major damage.

Tuesday's storm led to the accidental release of about 750,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater from a Galveston utility plant.

Galveston spokeswoman Kala McCain says no ground wells are within a-half mile of the spill site or potentially affected area. She says public drinking water is safe, but people who get their supplies from nearby wells should boil their drinking water, as a precaution.

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