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.
Exclusive footage of possible damage from a Tornado landing in Pearlland, Texas.@pcavlin @spann @Jeff_Piotrowski @FeliciaCombsTWC @ReedTimmerAccu @Livestormchaser @weather channel @JeffLindner1 @N.W.Houston @KPRC2Justin @TxStormChasers @Mattlanza @kbtxshel @WeatherNation #TXwx pic.twitter.com/qmrWkosLHx
— 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.
We have prepared our rescue vehicles for the harsh weather. Our team is responding to a large number of stranded motorists: 11414 West Rd, 20235 Cypress Rosehill, 17299 Telge, 20311 Champions Forest, 20147 Beechview, 1799 Mossy Oaks, 399 Mistywood, 31988 US-290.
— 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.
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