A pair of high-tech glasses that could save lives of people who cannot see will be part of the $3 million the Texas school district is asking the U.S. government for.
The glasses are the first to be designed specifically for people with hearing loss, according to the school district.
The district hopes they could be installed in classrooms and classrooms with limited sight and hearing.
The goggles will be used to help people with other types of vision loss, including people with traumatic brain injuries and people with dementia.
The Texas Education Agency is asking for $3.2 million to help the district equip classrooms with the glasses, which are designed to track eye movements.
The $3,000,000 grant comes as the state and the federal government struggle with the ongoing drought.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that Texas has received more than 2.4 million barrels of rain this month, a record for the month.
Floodwaters in parts of the Lone Star State have surged to the highest levels in at least 20 years.
Many Texas cities have seen record rainfall and flooding in recent months.
The state is under an evacuation order, and residents in parts are urged to evacuate to avoid being flooded.
The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that it was reviewing how Texas schools should be prepared for flooding, and the governor is considering evacuating the state.
The U.N. agency says that more than 100,000 people are in shelters in the Houston area, and more than 40,000 are under evacuation orders.
The storm has also brought devastating flooding in the Gulf Coast.
In Houston, more than a dozen homes have been flooded, according.
The Harris County Flood Control District says it has received over 100 calls related to flooding in Houston.