Flash Floods in Houston, Texas


Houston flooding on April 17, 2015 – Google, NBC News.com

Flash flood watches continue until 8 a.m. Central time Saturday for at least 24 counties in southeast Texas. The National Weather Service in Houston and Galveston forecasts 100 percent rain chance today in the Houston area with possibly more rain Saturday night. Late Friday night, heavy downpours caused flash flooding in the Houston area. Around 10 p.m. Central Time Friday, traffic crawled on Highway 59 due to flooding at Kirby, Shepherd, West Alabama,  streets in the Montrose and West University area. Flooding also was reported in the Galleria area, inside the Loop, Keegan and Brays bayous and in southwest suburbs of Houston.  At least 500 cars were stalled in the 10,000 block of West Belfort in southwest Houston, Melissa FontenetteMI tweeted. Harris County Emergency Operations urged residents to call 311 for rescues and to report flooding, downed trees, property damage and power outages.

A passenger recorded cell phone video of water rushing into a Houston Metro bus Friday night. Some areas in the Houston-Galveston area received 3-6 inches of rain Friday night, according to KPRC-TV.

To see viewer video and photos of the flooding, go to http://www.click2houston.com

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