HOUSTON — At least two people are dead and five others are missing after this week’s torrential rains in Texas and Kansas, officials said Saturday, noting that though the threat of severe weather had lessened in Texas over the long holiday weekend, the focus is now on swollen rivers and waterways that are slowly rising and could flood homes.

“The skies are clear and things look good. But we want to make sure people understand that we are not out of the woods yet. We have to keep an eye on water that’s coming through our bayou system,” said Francisco Sanchez, a spokesman for the Office of Emergency Management in Harris County, where Houston is located.

Other parts of the U.S. got drenched Friday, including Kansas, as well as on Saturday, when a tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean brought rain and wind to the coast of South Carolina.

In central Kansas, the Wichita Fire Department said Saturday that it’s searching for an 11-year-old boy who went missing after he was swept away by a swollen creek Friday night.

In Washington County, Texas, located between Austin and Houston, two people have died and two are missing after more than 16.5 inches of rain fell in some places on Thursday and Friday. The torrential rainfall swelled rivers and other waterways, washing away mobile homes and flooding other structures. Authorities performed more than 50 water rescues.

Washington County Judge John Brieden said Saturday that one person was found dead in a mobile home that was swamped by floodwaters and a second person was found in a vehicle that had gone off a road and into a submerged ditch.

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