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Source: Trees bend in the wind and sheets of rain are visible in the headlights of a car on the feeder road of US-69 near Will Clayton Parkway in Humble, May 16, 2024. (Kirk Sides/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images).

Houston — Another severe thunderstorm hit the Houston area Tuesday, less than two weeks after a derecho devastated the city. The skies blackened as winds and rain blew through around lunch, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power.

After the storm swept through the area, bringing wind, rain and hail, it left behind over 300,000 customers without power, according to CenterPoint Energy. The long line of thunderstorms has affected much of southeast Texas.

There’s even been severe damage reported, as two houses under construction in Magnolia have collapsed, according to KHOU 11.

 

Several roadways in Houston are experiencing high water, according to Houston Transtar. This led to cars coming to complete stops as water pooled on freeways. Some of the affected areas included:

  • IH-10 East Westbound At Waco St.
  • IH-45 North Southbound At N Main St.
  • IH-610 East Loop Northbound At Clinton Dr.

As a result of the storm, Houston ISD cancelled all after-school activities.

The Houston area remains under severe thunderstorm watch until 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.