Photos Show Extreme Texas Floods and Tornado

Darius Simon, second from left, helps his mother Carol, evacuate her flooded apartment complex along with his brother Dominique and son, Isaac Hernandez, Monday, April 18, 2016, in Houston. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods and forcing the closure …
AP Photo/David J. Phillip

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas is caught in extreme weather, especially the Houston and surrounding areas. Folks all over the Lone Star State are tweeting and posting their photos and stories.

Miya Shay, a reporter at ABC13 in Houston tweeted that there have been a “staggering 1,222 rescues today!” in the Harris County and Houston area.

There have been two deaths reported in Houston because of the flooding,

A photo of a basketball goal that was bent and mangled was found laying in front of a house where it did not belong,

A long time Texas state senator, Sen. Rodney Ellis, tweeted this photo,

The Houston Police Office Union tweeted a video of rushing water near the University of Houston downtown campus,

Houston criminal defense lawyer Carmen Roe tweeted a photo showing the flooding just west of downtown Houston.

One Houstonian tweeted that her area was flooding because the drains don’t properly drain in her neighboorhood,

Another in a neighborhood near the Houston Medical Center,

And a little further west from the Houston Medical Center on Braes Bayou, this video,

CNN tweeted a photo from Houston,

And here is a photo of a flooded home in Houston,

The Greenspoint area appears to be the hardest hit in Houston, covered by Sally MacDonald at Fox26 Houston news.

Officials in Houston are coordinating efforts to prepare an area school district building near Greenspoint to be used as a shelter.

And tow companies are making money,

The Houston Chronicle reported that a dog stuck in floodwaters in The Woodlands just north of Houston, was saved from flood waters,

Also north of Houston in Montgomery County, Houston Chronicle’s @mtresaugue reported,

At least twenty-seven people have been rescued in Horseshoe Bend in Weatherford, Texas,

A family of five was rescued from there, this tweet has video,

Water as far as the eye can see on Lipan Rd in Horseshoe Bend #wfaaweather

And reporters are not only reporting the news, they are helping folks who are caught in flooding.  ABC 13 Houston’s Steve Campion helped an elderly man right before his car completely submerged in flood waters in Houston, as reported by Breitbart Texas’ Bob Price.

And another elderly man had to be taken to the hospital,

For now, KPRC2 Houston says the rain is slowing down but the damage in the area as can be seen in this graph has been done,

Unbelievable! Right now the rain is slowing down but heavy rain is still in the forecast.Flash Flood Watch continues

Lana Shadwick is a writer and legal analyst for Breitbart Texas. Follow her on Twitter @LanaShadwick2