Over 870,000 customers in and around Harris County were without electricity.

By Arforbes

Mary Benton, a senior advisor to the mayor, confirmed the four fatalities to The Associated Press.

Flash flood and severe  

thunderstorm warnings were issued for multiple counties, with the potential for damaging winds and tornadoes, according to Houston's National Weather Service.

The National Weather 

 Service advised residents on social platform X to take shelter immediately, urging them to move to the lowest floor of their buildings.

City officials urged 

 residents to stay off the roads due to impassable conditions and non-functional traffic lights.

Flights were grounded at Houston's two major airports, with sustained winds over 60 mph recorded at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Over 870,000 customers in and around Harris County, home to over 4.7 million people, were without electricity.

The Houston Independent School District canceled classes on Friday for all 274 of its campuses.