Strong Storms Drench Houston, Surrounding Areas
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Downed power lines, flooded streets and heavy rains were life for Houston and surrounding area residents Saturday afternoon and well into Saturday evening. Hail falling in many areas was also reported.
According to reports, as much as three inches of rain feel in many parts of the Houston area as a weather system moved across southeast Texas over the weekend.
In addition to the soaking rains Houston saw and felt, the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris and Waller counties until 9: 45 p.m. on Saturday. Officials issued a thunderstorm watch until 1 a.m.
TranStar reported that all lanes of Highway 288 at Yellowstone were shut down because of high water.
Additional high water alerts were issued at the following locations, as reported by TranStar:
US-90 Alternate Eastbound at Beltway 8-West/Harris-Fort Bend County Line
US-90 Alternate Eastbound at Sh-99 Grand Parkway
IH-45 North Northbound at N Main St
US-290 Northwest Eastbound at Mangum Rd
US-59 Southwest Northbound at Hillcroft Avenue
US-59 Southwest Southbound at Hillcroft Avenue
Not only did the heavy rain cause trouble for motorists, but the seemingly never ending downpours were blamed for a roof collapse at a food mart located on Dulles. There were no injuries reported and no one was inside of the mart at the time of the collapse.
Pea-sized hail fell near the Galleria within the Westheimer and Hillcroft corridor as well as in other parts of Houston and the Houston metropolitan area.
There is more than a 40% chance for storms on Sunday and according to weather experts, showers are expected to be much apart of the work week.
The city of Houston is asking residents to report any street flooding or trees/debris in roadway by calling 311.