The Houston area is still recovering from a severe flood, as a powerful storm dumped massive amounts of rain overnight. Most schools and many businesses are closed as a precaution to keep people off the roads until the water recedes. Rainfall amounts ranged from six inches to almost a foot in some areas:
SOME of the 24 hour rainfall totals #Meyerland #SugarLand saw the worst. Hundreds of homes flooded in Meyerland #khou pic.twitter.com/acx3fYnQR0— Chita Johnson (@chitakhou) May 26, 2015
Not surprisingly, the Houston Texans have cancelled the organized team activities for today.
#Texans cancel first day of OTAs due to #HoustonFlood http://t.co/GQN2iKjbiL @HoustonChron— Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) May 26, 2015
Many fans who were in attendance for the Rockets game last night are still trapped at the Toyota Center:
UPDATE: #Rockets Fans are still in the #ToyotaCenter, trapped due to floods >>> http://t.co/MVuXIfNJKB #houstonflood pic.twitter.com/WiLTjGA5rV— SportsRadio 610 (@SportsRadio610) May 26, 2015
Here is an aerial image of freeways and roads underwater:
RT @ElNaranja22: The sun rises and….. :/ #HoustonFlood pic.twitter.com/Odap2aBXmY— Chives Tha G.O.D. (@ChivesMcGee) May 26, 2015
Our neighbors all around southeast Texas are feeling the effects from that storm. Feel free to use this thread to discuss the situation, your experiences, as well as details of the aftermath and ongoing recovery. Please follow the site rules as usual. Stay safe out there folks! I hope everyone gets through this today, and we get a break from the rain to let this water work through to The Gulf.
I hope we see the Texans hit the field tomorrow for the start of OTAs.