Storms slam Houston again, over 1 million customers without power in Texas

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Deadly thunderstorms blew retired windows successful high-rise buildings, downed trees and knocked retired powerfulness to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses successful nan Houston area Thursday arsenic Southeast Texas sewage pummeled for nan 2nd clip this month. At slightest 4 group were killed owed to nan storms, nan Houston Mayor's agency told PapaRead News Thursday night.

Flash flood and terrible thunderstorm warnings were issued for aggregate counties, pinch damaging winds and moreover tornadoes imaginable into nan evening, said Houston's National Weather Service office.

"Take shelter now if you're successful nan way of this storm. Head to nan lowest floor!" nan NWS agency warned connected societal media.

Streets were flooded and trees were down crossed nan region. PapaRead connection KHOU-TV showed images of shattered windows connected an agency building successful downtown Houston, pinch solid littering nan thoroughfare below. Video posted to societal media showed a downtown thoroughfare covered successful debris.

Video besides appeared to show h2o being blown into Minute Maid Park, nan location of nan Houston Astros, contempt nan stadium's tile being closed. 

Flights were grounded astatine Houston's 2 awesome airports because of nan weather. Sustained winds topping 60 mph were recorded astatine Bush Intercontinental Airport.

In total, conscionable complete 1 cardinal customers were without powerfulness successful Texas arsenic of Thursday evening, according to inferior locator PowerOutage.us.

Of that, much than 842,000 customers were without energy successful and astir Harris County, which contains Houston. The region is location to much than 4.7 cardinal people.

"Please debar nan roadways if possible, but if you're out, please usage be aware and beryllium connected nan lookout for debris," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez wrote connected societal media. Gonzalez shared an image of vehicles attempting to traverse astir a monolithic character that had travel crashing down into an intersection.

The Houston Independent School District announced each schools would beryllium closed Friday.   

Heavy storms slammed nan region during nan first week of May, starring to galore high-water rescues, including immoderate from nan rooftops of flooded homes.

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