Powerful storms tore through Texas killing at least four and knocking out power for nearly one million customers

Houston-Storm-Damage A woman looks at the damage caused by fallen bricks in the aftermath of a severe thunderstorm Friday in Houston. David J. Phillip / AP

Important Takeaways:

  • Houston Mayor John Whitmire said strong winds and “some twisters” hit the area, downing power lines, spreading debris and leaving many roads impassable
  • The winds reached 100 mph and included some tornadoes
  • A widespread 3 to 6 inches of rain fell north of Houston, with one of the highest rainfall totals reported being around 6.90 inches in 24 hours near Romayor.
  • In Texas, the night’s destruction was evident even before sunrise, with high winds tearing out windows of high-rise buildings in downtown Houston, and inundating the region with flooding.
  • Streets in the area were littered with glass, electrical lines and other detritus strewn by the ferocious storms.

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