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The Houston area on Wednesday fought to celebrate Halloween among obstacles that contained thunderstorms, traffic jams, power outages, high tanks and tornadoes.
After hours of asking candy seekers to stay inside because of the stormy weather, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted around 6:30 pm that the rain was lowered enough for a safe sugar jump.
But the expulsion was temporary. The rain and gusty winds recovered around 8:30 p.m. with the National Weather Agency soon fired another tornado warning in northwestern Harris County. At 9:30 AM, CenterPoint Energy reported its first round of power outage, which later said that an estimated 71,000 customers had lost power.
Earlier this afternoon, at least two separate tornades are believed to have touched the Houston area, including a close Eagle Lake. At 3:44 PM, the NWS reported that the “confirmed tornado was located near Sealy, moving northeast at 20 mph.”
It was unclear how much damage was due to the twister.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Office tweeted that they received several reports of another tornado touchdown on Agnes Road. Deputies have not had any damage or damage.
The Houston Fire Department tweeted that they responded to several weather-related calls for rising water and flooding.
“FD is responsive to several weather-related calls”, the fire department Tweeted. “We respond to calls for rising water, flooding, and are actively working with a quick water rescue call at Milby and Polk.”
Tornado watches and warnings in southeast Texas were expected to remain in force by 10 o’clock on Wednesday. National Weather Service also issued a flood advisory to 6:30
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The Storm’s Brown was expected to place between 4pm and 10pm , according to meteorologists. A cold front should move through the area at 6 o’clock, giving the strongest storms along and on the south side of the front.
National Weather Service warns that rain could cause roads to dust and floods in low-lying areas. Demand and bay can rise rapidly but are expected not to exceed their banks.
Houston weather weather warned that severe storms could produce tornadoes, wind damage, big hail and locally heavy rain.
High were forecasts at 75 degrees Wednesday, with low levels reaching 59 degrees. High temperatures will dive into the high 60’s on Thursday.