The Houston area was under attack from Mother Nature yesterday! As of now, four people have passed away due to these terrible storms.  One report from the Texas Storm Chasers recorded 127.5 MPH winds just west of Downtown Houston. Some of the videos that have been posted to social media have been downright terrifying.

@dailymail At least four people have been killed and more than a million left without power as a wild storm toppled powerlines and blew out high-rise windows. #storm #houston #texasweather #apocalypse #Texas #flooding ♬ i was only temporary - my head is empty

At one point, more than 1 million power outages were reported in Texas, most in the Houston area. Large electricity towers have been destroyed and schools have been canceled for Friday throughout Houston.

According to, residents were warned to brace for extended power outages due to damage to 10 major power transmission lines.

“If you are tied into the transmission lines that fell, those huge towers, that can take weeks (to restore)," Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, the top county official, said at the news conference. "There are some people in the county that are going to have to go weeks without power.”

Hurricane Season Forecasted to be Explosive in Texas

In the 2023 hurricane season, Texas avoided a direct strike from a significant storm. That may not be the case in 2024. The experts at Accuweather have released this year's Hurricane Forecast, and they believe it will be busy.

AccuWeather Lead Hurricane Forecaster Alex DaSilva said, "Sea-surface temperatures are well above historical average across much of the Atlantic basin, especially across the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and the Main Development Region [for hurricanes]."
AccuWeather forecasters predict that the Bermuda High will strengthen with warmer waters, making the U.S. and Gulf more vulnerable. On this year's prediction map, Houston and Galveston have red circles for direct landfalls. The rest of the areas on the coast of Texas are shown to be yellow. This is their way of telling residents to be prepared.

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