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Tornado reported, flooding in Houston area due to severe storms

There were reports of tornadoes in the Houston area on Tuesday as a streak of severe weather passed through the region in the afternoon.

The tornado hit Deer Park and the Pasadena area, officials said. The City of Pasadena said on its Twitter account that the following areas were affected: Beltway 8 in Genoa Red Bluff, Fairmont Parkway on Mickey Gilley Boulevard. and Burke in Crenshaw.

— Steve Paluch (@BrewCityChaser) January 24, 2023

There were also reports of a tornado hitting Pearland. Storm chasers footage shows damage.

— Storm Chaser Houston (@PastorJaimeG) January 24, 2023

The storm on Tuesday also caused flooding of buildings and streets. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted this afternoon that his deputies are helping stranded motorists in several locations north and northwest of the county, including Houston.

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— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 24, 2023

There were also power outages in the region as the storms moved from the west side of Greater Houston to the east. More than 100,000 customers in the area were out of power and restored by 3:30 p.m., while more than 102,000 homes were without power as of 3:40 p.m., according to online tracker CenterPoint Energy.

More about this evolving story.

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