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East Harris County catches Sunday’s flash deluge

EAST HARRIS COUNTY – The balmy and beautiful Sunday yielded to a fierce, hammering thunderstorm with over 100 lighting flashes a minute during the wee hours of Monday morning.

A storm cloud spread from Waller to Chambers Counties dropping from 10 to 20 inches of rain. The width of the deluge surge caused over 2000 flooding emergencies in Harris County alone.

In Crosby and Dayton 13 inches fell in less than six hours.

Thus far eight people’s deaths were counted as being storm related. That toll is expected to rise as water recede.

Some 123,000 were struck without power during the storm.

Governor Greg Abbott declared a State of Disaster for nine counties related to the deluge.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett made an emergency declaration acting as chief administrator for the Harris County Court. This storm has set records

The San Jacinto River and Lake Houston continued to rise throughout Tuesday. A capsized boat on the San Jacinto River near Interstate 10 Tuesday revealed another fatality locally for a man.

Estimates Tuesday night indicate millions of dollars in damages from the storm city wide.