Storms flood streets in Houston

Houston, April 28 (IANS) Storms dumped rains and hail on the Greater Houston area in the US state of Texas, flooding streets and causing power outage, Xinhua reported.

Officials reported as much as six inches (15 cm) of rainfall Saturday in some parts of Harris County, where Houston city is located, in just three hours, according to newspaper the Houston Chronicle.

There were also reports of golf ball-sized hail in parts of the Houston metro area.

Drivers were stranded by floodwater in many areas of south and southwest Houston.

Firefighters responded to at least 50 calls for water rescue, the Chronicle quoted Houston Fire Department spokesman Jay Evans as saying.

Several roads were closed due to flooding in parts of west and southwest Harris County and Fort Bent County.

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