Houston drivers found themselves stuck in two feet of water after rain – 247 news

Several photos show drivers on one of Houston’s main highways as cars, trucks and SUVs drove through flood waters  One Houston resident shared a video of her friend’s SUV getting stuck outside her home    In the video, another car can be seen nearly covered with water as the woman warns someone on the phone not to drive in the weather  . .  Share this article Share The heavy rains that flooded several Houston streets on July Fourth broke records in the some places across the city  According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the holiday in Houston was the wettest on record as heavy rain inundated streets, parks and other places NWS meteorologist Molly Merrifield said Thursday that the official July Fourth rain total for Houston, recorded at Bush Intercontinental Airport, was 4 19 inches. But she said about eight inches fell in other areas.The prior record of 3 49 inches was set in 1942. Rainfall records for Houston date to 1892.NWS meteorologists said the city saw heavy rainfall early Wednesday that led to one to two feet of water collecting on some roads in west Houston  But the rain had mostly tapered off by afternoon.Houston cancelled its holiday concert and festival due to the rain, but not its fireworks display  The city also held their Friendswood Grand Parade on Wednesday despite the rain.   Meteorologist Patrick Blood said the flooding was typical for Houston and wouldn’t come close to the devastating floods caused last year by Hurricane Harvey  Blood said while more rain is expected in the coming days, it likely won’t be as much  Forecasts predict rainfall in Houston up until Monday. . On Monday, the temperatures are expected to hit the low 90s

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