Severe storms hit Houston area; more than 1 million without power in Texas

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More than 1 cardinal Texans are without powerfulness arsenic terrible storms slammed nan Houston area Thursday night.

The dense rains and powerful storms besides flooded streets and busted windows and solid connected downtown buildings.

Mayor John Whitmere urged those successful his metropolis to enactment location and disconnected nan roads.

transmission powerfulness lines large wind damageCars move past damaged powerfulness lines successful Houston, connected Thursday.KPRC

"Many roads are impassible owed to downed powerfulness lines, debris, and fallen trees," nan mayor's connection said. He besides touched connected nan "significant" powerfulness outages and reports of harm successful nan area.

In Harris County, wherever Houston is, nearly 850,000 homes and business were without power astir 8:30 p.m. CT, according to

The National Weather Service was expecting 3 to 6 inches of rainfall to fall, pinch higher totals imaginable successful immoderate areas. A flood watch was successful spot done Friday morning.

The National Weather Service retired of Houston warned that tornadoes were imaginable arsenic "severe storms proceed to rotation crossed our coastal counties." The agency issued a tornado watch for parts of Texas, including Houston, and Louisiana that is successful effect until 10 p.m. CT.

Flood warnings for parts of confederate Texas are successful effect until Friday morning, according to nan National Weather Service, covering parts of Harris County, arsenic good arsenic cities specified arsenic Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Madison, Montgomery, Northern Liberty, Polk, San Jacinto, Southern Liberty, Trinity, Walker, Waller and Washington.

Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia took to societal media to urge his crews to "stay successful place" arsenic "many limbs are down making roads unsafe." He added that his teams were connected standby to statesman removing debris "once winds diminish."

Photos and videos connected societal media show aggravated flooding and downed trees crossed Houston, arsenic good arsenic toppled electrical towers and powerfulness lines.

In 1 video posted to Facebook, rainfall is seen leaking into Minute Maid Park, wherever nan Houston Astros play. Another video showed hordes of shot fans leaving nan stadium amid nan bad weather.

Winds successful nan area were truthful beardown they appeared to rustle disconnected tile panels astatine a Hyatt Regency Hotel successful Houston, another video posted to societal media shows.

And nan windows of a building successful nan Wells Fargo Plaza successful Houston look to person been blown retired arsenic a consequence of nan storms, according to a station connected X.

Rebecca Cohen

Rebecca Cohen is simply a breaking news newsman for NBC News.

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