Heavy rain inundated the Houston area with as much as 10 inches of rainfall in just six hours and triggered flash flooding early Monday.

Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District, said that “significant widespread flooding” was reported northwest of Houston. He added that a total of between 12 and 16 inches of rainfall was expected in the area by daybreak.

In a tweet, he warned of a “life-threatening situation” due to flash flooding developing in northwest Harris County. “Stay where you are,” Lindner added.

Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport banked 8.85 inches of rainfall by 5:20 a.m…

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