A dangerous situation developed Monday morning throughout the Houston area as severe flooding and torrential downpours swept through.
According to Weather.com, rain fell at rates as high as four inches an hour in some areas.
Harris County officials reported nearly 900 water rescues took place in Houston alone and rose to about 1,200 early Monday afternoon, Weather.com reported.
According to the Houston Chronicle, at one point, more than 121,000 customers were without power in the Houston area. CenterPoint reports the totals dropped to 47,000 around 3 p.m.
“This is a mind-boggling situation,” said storm tracker for The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore.
Authorities urged residents to stay home Monday morning as floodwaters grew. Due to the terrible flooding, the City of Houston activated it’s Emergency Operation Centers early Monday morning to help people in need.
ABC 13 news reporter Steve Campion even made a dramatic rescue of a man stuck in his car as raging floodwaters surrounded him in the Houston area on Monday morning.
Some odd animals are even washing up:
People are even trying to escape anyway they can: