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By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electricity. "This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said.
Fuel supplies slowly resumed in Nigeria on Tuesday after a strike by fuel marketers was called off, but long queues at petrol stations and interruptions to businesses persisted in Africa's biggest economy and oil producer. The dispute, which ended on Monday, brought much of Nigeria to a standstill as private generators that produce most of the electricity for the nation's 170 million inhabitants ran out of fuel, days before the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as the new president on May 29. Nigeria subsidizes gasoline and must import the bulk of the 40 million litres a day that it consumes owing to a neglected refining system.