HOUSTON (FOX 26) - The City of Houston has preliminary reports of two weather-related deaths after a strong storm system moved through southeast Texas on Halloween morning. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is investigating the deaths and will work to confirm what caused them. The National Weather Service is reporting a confirmed tornado that was moving northeast at 35 mph over San Jacinto State Park in the La Porte area. Pasadena firefighters reported a tornado at Genoa and Red Bluff roads at around 5:50 a.m. Saturday. Both a tornado watch and flash flood watch were in effect throughout the morning for parts of southeast Texas as a storm system moved through the region. The flash flood watch was scheduled to end at 1 p.m. Saturday for several counties, but has been extended until 4 p.m. for Chambers, Galveston, Harris and Liberty counties.
A flood warning is in effect until early Tuesday morning for Brays Bayou at Lawndale Avenue and Carpenters Bayou at Interstate 10.
FOX 26 Morning News anchor Melissa Wilson, who was scheduled to serve as master of ceremonies for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, announced on her public Facebook page that the event was canceled as a result of flash flooding.