>> The death toll from punishing weather across the central United States, rising this Memorial Day. Major flooding now responsible for the deaths of at least six people in Texas. Authorities declaring a state of emergency in one town outside Austin, other counties ordering mandatory evacuations. Just north of Houston, rescue efforts were so hampered that US Coast Guard helicopters were called in to aid in rescues where boats couldn't reach residents trapped by water.
And in Kansas, the fate of a missing 11 year old boy who was swept away by flood waters in Wichita is still unknown. A cadaver dog was brought in over the weekend to aid in the search. But efforts to find the boy could be hampered by forecasts of more extreme weather to come, including possible tornadoes.
Meanwhile, tropical storm Bonnie may have been downgraded to a tropical depression, but her winds and rains are expected to batter several states as far south as Georgia and all the way up to the North East.