Rainfall, Tornadoes inundate area

40 homes

NORTHEAST – The Houston area was hit by heavy rainstorms Saturday, with as much as 10 inches falling in just a few hours, in the North and East sections of the county.

In addition the National Weather Service reported six tornadoes, bringing down trees and power lines. The tornadoes went from Freeport to Barrett Station. Up to 47,000 homes were reported without power by Centerpoint on Saturday. The Red Cross set up a shelter on the East Side. Frontage roads on the North Freeway, Eastex, and East Freeways were closed by authorities due to high water and inadequate drainage. Two deaths were reported.