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Dwight Howard Waited Out Storm With Fans

By Tamberlyn Richardson

For those not in the know, there was a horrendous storm in Houston Monday night which had several fans remaining behind after the game. Stadium officials and authorities suggested to the crowd they remain to wait out the worst of it.  Most of the players were able to leave but one player remained behind. Dwight Howard actually came out to greet fans who were stuck at the Toyota Center. He also was stranded as he lives far from the arena and was advised the highway route to his home was flooded.  Even his son was spotted playing ball on the court while the Rockets’ fans looked on.

Staying safe pays off for the fans as flooding in Houston continues. #WeCantGoAnywhere

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) May 26, 2015

The hordes of writers on site were tweeting out how surreal the storm was with Sam Amick  saying it seemed like a Disney movie (not real):

Meanwhile, the windows on my Houston hotel room look like the Haunted Mansion variety in Disneyland. Endless rain/lightning seems fake.

— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) May 26, 2015

The storm which had hit San Antonio days earlier hit Houston with a ferocity that created heavy flooding as the pictures below attest to. Check out the stop signs and how high the water has reached on them:

Before/After photos of Meyerland flooding, 10 hrs later #houstonflood More Photos #KPRC2

— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) May 27, 2015

Schools cancelled classes and people were basically rendered immobile as they waited out the worst of the storm.

News for Wednesday isn’t much better as the local weather stations are warning of flash flooding and thunder storms. When they say flash flooding they aren’t joking around as this tweet describes it best. It’s frightening to imagine an inch of rain could accumulate in 10 minutes. Further the wind velocity makes the situation even more perilous with winds up to 45 miles per hour. NOTE: this was a tweet from 7:10 EST this morning so the weather warning is no where near over.

Strong storms moving through. NW Harris Co. HWY 6 & Huffmiester: 45 mph wind gusts with 1'' of rain in 10 mins.

— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) May 27, 2015

As I’m one of the writers not located in Houston I’m not sure how long the weather warnings will be in affect, but on behalf of all the staff at Space City Scoop we send out our prayers for all Houston residents and our best wishes to stay safe. Our hopes are that this severe storm warning passes quickly and without injury.

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