HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Severe storms brought in lots of rain, high gusts of wind, and hail across the Houston area.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of southeast Texas until 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11.
Heavy rain is pouring throughout southeast Texas and many areas are flooding. Some bayous and creeks have already gone over their banks, and others are already full.
Police and fire departments have been performing several rescues, as vehicles are trapped or submerged on flooded roadways.
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
HPD is sending a high water rescue vehicle to East Interstate Highway 10 at Wayside. We have reports about 40 people are trapped by flood waters. #houwx— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 10, 2019
Hail, some the size of tennis balls, have already been reported from Katy to Spring Branch, Clear Lake and other areas.
The Red Cross has set up several shelters due to the severe storms and flooding.
A ground stop has been announced at George Bush Intercontinental until 1:00 a.m. on Friday due to the severe storms.
In anticipation of this weather event, several schools have been closed Friday.
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