Houston-area storms leave thousands without power

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Associated Press

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 8:03 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — Storms in the Houston area that dumped several inches of rain have left thousands of people without electricity and forced about 150 high-water rescues.

The National Weather Service on Sunday reported the area received more than 6 inches of rain since Saturday.

Officials had no immediate reports of anyone hurt or significant damage. Part of the roof of a convenience store in Sugar Land collapsed.

CenterPoint Energy had about 6,900 homes and businesses still without electricity Sunday afternoon as crews worked to restore power. Nearly 45,000 customers lost electricity by Saturday night.

The Houston Fire Department answered about 150 vehicle rescue calls from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday as water flooded roadways.

Forecasters say Montgomery County, just north of Houston, had some hail the size of golf balls.

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