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Teachers, workers stay late to care for hundreds of kids stuck in Cleveland school

It was a long school day Tuesday thanks to flooding northeast of Houston.

CLEVELAND, Texas — All Wednesday classes are canceled in Cleveland ISD due to flooding in the Houston area from storms the night before.

One of the schools most impacted by the flooding was the district's Southside Elementary.

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The district says there were about 200 students stuck at the school as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.

THANK YOU, TEACHERS! Flash flooding stranded drivers across the Houston area last night, including parents. Cleveland ISD says they had 200 students stuck at their Southside Elementary campus as of...

Teachers, workers and even the superintendent stayed late to help care for the children - cooking meals and entertaining them.

As of 5 a.m. Wednesday there were still about 60 children at the school. The children slept there overnight until their parents could come to pick them up. Cots and blankets were provided for the children. 

Many drivers across the area were forced to abandon their vehicles late Tuesday when roadways became flooded. The KHOU 11 Weather Team is closely monitoring the potential for more flooding as more storms and rain move in from Wednesday night until Saturday evening.


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