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Officials in Sugar Land said all roads in the city are impassable.
Sugar Land officials said the city got over 7 inches of rain between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Officials told residents to seek high ground and to avoid the roads. More rain is expected.
Several inches of rain fell on the Rosenberg area Tuesday, causing flash flooding and stranding several drivers.
A flash flood warning was issued for Fort Bend County until 10:30 p.m.
The affected areas include Sugar Land, Missouri City, Rosenberg, Stafford, Richmond, Town West, First Colony, Pecan Grove, Mission Bend, Meadows Place, Needville, Pleak, Fairchilds, Beasley, Kendleton, Thompsons, Greatwood, New Territory, Fifth Street and Cumings.
Radar indicated severe thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the area for most of the afternoon.
Sugar Land police said it responded to several lightning strikes within the city and also while providing assistance. It’s not clear if the strikes caused any fires, but no injuries have been reported.
The city of Sugar Land said it received reports of street flooding in the Greatwood area and also in the southbound feeder road of the Southwest Freeway at Grand Parkway.
Authorities encouraged drivers to turn around if they encounter flooded roads and to report flooded areas to local law enforcement agencies.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue through Tuesday night and into Wednesday. An approaching cold front will set the stage for additional strong thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday.
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