Storm brings floods to Houston, tornado to southeast Texas

09 January 2012 18:01  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The National Weather Service (NWS) issued on Monday a flash-flood warning for Houston and a tornado warning for Brazoria and Fort Bend counties in Texas.

The tornado was located at 11:07 hours Houston (17:07 GMT) near Brazos Bend State Park moving east at 35 miles/hour (56 km/hour), the NWS said.

The NWS also issued a flash flood warning for Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Fort Bend and Harris counties in Texas. Houston is in Harris County.

The warning is in effect until 14:00 hours.

“National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated that slow-moving thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall were approaching the warned area,” the NWS said. “Rainfall amounts of two to five inches have been reported upstream with these storms.”

Houston is the nation's petrochemical hub, and southeast Texas has a large concentration of petrochemical plants and refineries.

By: Bobbie Clark
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