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News on The 700 Club: May 30, 2016

As seen on "The 700 Club," May 30: Texas flash floods: Families still in shock over fast-rising waters; TBN co-founder Jan Crouch suffers stroke, family praying for a miracle, and more. Read Transcript


Gordon, six people are dead.

And at least two are missing after severe weather

hits parts of Southeast Texas.

Days of torrential rain brought flash floods,

forcing blackouts and mass evacuations.

And in the east, the first tropical storm

to hit the US this year is still soaking parts of the Carolinas.

George Thomas brings us the story.

GEORGE THOMAS: All along the Brazos River

in Fort Bend, Texas, families are still

in shock at just how fast the water was rising.

Thought we were gonna be safe.

I didn't know it was going to come up this fast.

GEORGE THOMAS: Days of torrential rain

produced record flooding across the region.

NEWSCASTER: Here's just a massive traffic jam.

This is eastbound looking, you know, just east of 45,

at the high water just sitting off

to the right side of the road.

GEORGE THOMAS: Some places like Brenham, Texas,

saw 19 inches of rain fall in less than 48 hours.

Aerial footage showed people wading

in waist-deep water and residents trying

to get to higher ground.

There were mandatory evacuations in some neighborhoods.

But those who decided to stick around and brave the rising

waters could only hope and pray for the best.

I'm watching.

I mean, there's not much we can do.

We just go with the flow.

GEORGE THOMAS: The rains have stopped for now.

But more are expected to hit the Lone Star state

by the middle of the week.

And in the east, tropical depression

Bonnie is still soaking parts of the Carolinas.

This river is also known as I-95 in Richland, South Carolina.

Officials had to shut down one lane of the interstate

after heavy rain caused flooding.

Rescue crews were hard at work on Sunday helping folks

caught in the floodwaters.

We, we thankful for our lives.

We thankful nobody's not hurt seriously.

So you know, at the end of the day, we here.

Oh, well.

Life goes on.

We made it.

We gonna keep pushing.

It is what it is.

GEORGE THOMAS: The slow moving storm,

which made landfall just east of Charleston, South Carolina,

will continue to bring steady rain and thunderstorms

into Memorial Day as it meanders up the coast later in the week.

George Thomas, CBN News.

Jan Crouch, the co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting

Network, is a recovering from a stroke

that she suffered last week.

The TBN family is calling on believers around the world

to pray for her full recovery and healing.

A statement on the TBN website says

she is resting comfortably as her physicians and family

care for her.

And the statement says she continues

to place her trust in God.

Crouch is 78.

She and her late husband Paul Crouch founded TBN in 1973.

And together, they produced many shows on the network,

including The Glory of America, Say Yes, and Praise the Lord.

You can keep updated on this story on cbnnews.com.

Well, the American flag is an important symbol

of Memorial Day.

And the sales of flags have been rising this year.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports

that sales for Elder Flag Manufacturing in Oak

Creek, Wisconsin are up 15% from last year,

partly because it's an election year

and because the construction industry is getting better

and new buildings often need new flags.

However, the company's CEO also says

that most importantly, they believe there's

been a rise in patriotism.

Well, some Chick-fil-A restaurants

are honoring America's fallen soldiers in a unique way

for this Memorial Day weekend.

Two Alabama locations have set a single table

for fallen soldiers marked by an empty seat.

ABC 33/40 reports the table is set

with a rose, a white tablecloth, and a note explaining

why we celebrate Memorial Day.

The note says the soldiers are not forgotten and will

be remembered by those left behind.

The stores are also giving a special memorial deal

for those who are serving, or who have

served, in the US military.

And a Chick-fil-A in Lincoln, Nebraska

also had a missing man table.

1011 now reports it included a Bible representing the strength

gained through faith.

Well, the US sends $3 billion in foreign aid

to Israel every year.

And on tomorrow's 700 Club, we'll

hear from an Israeli expert who says

we should look at that as an investment, not a handout.

Find out why the United States is safer because

of its partnership with Israel.

That's on tomorrow's 700 Club.

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