Weather Houston: Heavy Rains Cause Schools Closing – Heavy rainfall with large hail, gusty winds across southeastern Texas on Thursday night lead to schools shut down Friday in the Houston area.
Weather Houston | Heavy Rains Cause Schools Closing | Flooded Roads:
Heavy rains in Houston on Tuesday as between 3 to as much as 10 inches of rain fell in and around the city.
AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Matt Rinde said, “What started out as a round of severe thunderstorms with large hail and gusty winds shifted into a flooding rain event,”
The storms hit the Houston area with golf-ball sized hail even larger sizes were reported across the region on Thursday evening, and flooded its streets, leading to damage homes and vehicles in the area and several high-water rescues. The dome was up at Minute Maid Park, visitors at the Houston Astros’ Thursday night game were drenched due to heavy rain causes leaking.
All of the Houston Independent School District and offices are closed due to Houston Weather.
On Thursday, one person was rescued by Emergency responders from a submerged car as rising floodwaters on area roadways and other motorists were stranded from flooding.
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said, “As the grounds are saturated, these are perfect conditions for flash floods, so we encourage people to just be cautious of what they’re doing and encourage them to stay home,” and added, “There’s no sense in putting yourself, first responders, firefighters or anybody in danger needlessly,”
According to Pena that the late Thursday that more than 75 water-related calls had been reported.
Over 175,000 people were stayed in power-cut condition at some point across Texas on Thursday night.
Houston Fire Dept said, “Engine 55, Ladder 55, District 46, Ambulance 55, Medic 24 and Rescue 42 responded to a vehicle upside down and submerged in a flooded ditch for unknown time, found one occupant trapped but still alive and effected a successful extrication.”
Out on patrol. Seeing lots of stranded motorists. Stay safe. Eastex Freeway Service Road, between E. Mt Houston & Little York is impassable. Turn around- don’t drown. #HouNews #HouWx pic.twitter.com/I1EN3IjikU
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) May 10, 2019
— ☮️Jackie ☮️ (@JackieKohlmaier) May 10, 2019
Engine 55, Ladder 55, District 46, Ambulance 55, Medic 24 and Rescue 42 responded to a vehicle upside down and submerged in a flooded ditch for unknown time, found one occupant trapped but still alive and effected a successful extrication. pic.twitter.com/RqEA0PWNjP
— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) May 10, 2019