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    A rescue group from Texas A&V University – Corpus Christi is using drones to search for the 14 people still missing amid severe floods in the US states of Texas and Oklahoma, CBS reports.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The drones record video footage that is sent back to the searches, who then decide whether to go out and inspect on foot, CBS said on Thursday, adding that some of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have the ability to detect body heat or decaying biomass.

    A storm hit a large territory from Mexico to central United States has triggered severe floods that have taken the lives of four people in Oklahoma and at least 17 in Texas, according to USA Today.

    NBC put the US death toll from the storms and floods at 25 on Thursday.

    Texas has broken a 2004 record of rain, with an average of 7.54 inches having fallen over the state this month, according to USA Today.

    Scattered thunderstorms are expected in the region for at least the next few days, but the rains could continue over several weeks.

    Governor Greg Abbott, has declared over 40 counties in Texas as state disaster areas.

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