Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tornadoes Cause Destruction, Flooding Continues in Texas

[] Another round of storms and strong winds was moving east across Texas on Saturday, and two people were missing from earlier flash floods in the Austin area. Two people already were known to have died – in Austin and near San Antonio – when they were swept away by flood waters.
Tornadoes were reported south and east of Houston on Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. There were reports of overturned mobile homes and possible injuries. Power outages in the Houston area topped 25,000.
Francisco Sanchez of the Harris County Office of Emergency Management said 4-7 inches of rain has fallen since Friday night and more was expected. He said many locations had high water and more than two dozen water rescues had taken place.
In response to the flooding and tornado threat, the city of Houston activated its emergency operations center Saturday morning. Read More