Gary Rooks, son Harley and cat Mickey head for higher ground after rain from Tropical Storm Frances flooded their home in Surfside, Texas. The storm pummeled the Gulf Coast from Texas to Louisiana with high tides and heavy rain Friday, closing schools and forcing the evacuations of several small towns. At least 10 inches of rain fell in some areas Thursday, and another foot was expected today. Tides ranged to 7 feet above normal in Texas and southwestern Louisiana.