Weekend Flooding In Houston

April 29th, 2013 at 8:03 am by under Weather

Here is an article from weather.com explaining what happened on Saturday as a result of some torrential downpours around the Houston area:

 

Storms in the Houston area that dumped several inches of rain have left thousands of people without electricity and forced about 150 high-water rescues.

The National Weather Service on Sunday reported the area received more than 6 inches of rain since Saturday.

Officials had no immediate reports of anyone hurt or significant damage. Part of the roof of a convenience store in Sugar Land collapsed.

CenterPoint Energy had about 6,900 homes and businesses still without electricity Sunday afternoon as crews worked to restore power. Nearly 45,000 customers lost electricity by Saturday night.

The Houston Fire Department answered about 150 vehicle rescue calls from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday as water flooded roadways.

Forecasters say Montgomery County, just north of Houston, had some hail the size of golf balls.

Flooding became a major, life-threatening concern on Saturday night after inches of rain fell in the Houston, Texas area. According to The Weather Channel’s Severe Weather Expert, Dr. Greg Forbes, rainfall totals of more than a half-foot were reported, including one report of 8.12 inches in Sugar Land-Meadows Place.

Hobby Airport reported 6.05 inches of rain Saturday, about half of it coming in just one hour. However, the April 27 daily record of 6.20 inches from 1972 remained intact.

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